- Updated Congress Tours program.
Tour registration deadline: July 18, 2012. Click here

- ISS Congress papers in Symbiosis !

Papers submitted for presentations will, with the author's permission, be included in a  special Congress issue of Symbiosis. All papers will be peer-reviewed.
Papers should be submitted online to

When submitting your paper to Symbiosis, please clearly indicate that your paper belongs to the ISS Congress volume.
Deadline: August 31 2012.


Hosted by one of the oldest and  prominent universities in Europe, Jagiellonian University, the meeting will welcome hundreds of researchers, educators, and students from around the world, all of whom are immersed in some aspect of symbiosis.  Held every three years and organized by the International Symbiosis Society, the Congress is one of the most unique gatherings of life science research specialists in the world. As symbiotic systems encompass and even dominate many phyla and most domains and kingdoms, it is a venue wherein an expert in coral-dinoflagellates will exchange ideas, results, methods, and perspectives with a mycorrhizae or lichen specialist.  Those in the vast field of insect symbioses interact with those in the legume-nitrogen fixing realm.  In this sense, the term “symbiosis,” applies very well to the Congress experience, as extended exchanges, long-term relationships, and new lineages of thought emerge from this diverse human community.

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The Congress is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Lynn Margulis and
Gopi Podila

Margalith Galun, who was co-founder of ISS, organized the first ISS congress and founding  editor-in-chief of the Symbiosis journal.