DeGBS 2021

DeGBS Annual Meeting – 27-29 September 2021, Hamburg*


Dear members of the DeGBS,
Dear colleagues interested in biological radiation research,

On behalf of the German Society for Biological Radiation Research (DeGBS) we are pleased to invite you to the 23rdAnnual Meeting of the DeGBS, 27-29 September 2021 in Hamburg.

The DeGBS Meetings focus on mechanisms of biological effects of ionising and non-ionising radiation, ranging from the induction and repair of DNA damage over radiation responses of cells and tissues to applications in radiation protection and radiotherapy. As in previous years, the program will start with a Young Investigators’ Session and will continue with four scientific sessions, each including a keynote lecture, proffered papers, and a poster viewing session. The keynote lectures will present the scientific background and give an overview of current developments in each field. Oral presentations will be selected based on the evaluation of submitted abstracts. The poster sessions will provide ample time for personal interactions and discussion of novel data. Prizes for the best poster in each session will be awarded to highlight excellent work. A limited number of student travel grants are available.

Hamburg is the 8th largest city with the second busiest harbour in the EU. It offers excellent train and flight connections, a vibrant cultural scene and numerous tourist attractions. The venue of the 23rd DeGBS Annual Meeting 2021 is at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, which is only 6 km from the airport and 4 km from “Dammtor” train station.

We invite submissions of abstracts on biological radiation research and encourage contributions also on biophysics and biologically oriented medical physics. The main topics include:

  • Basic Mechanisms in Radiation Biophysics and DNA Repair
  • DNA Damage Response, Cell Signaling, Immune Effects, Biomarkers
  • Translational Radiobiology, including a joint DEGRO/DeGBS session
  • Radiobiology of Non-Ionising Radiation

We hope you will contribute to making this an exciting meeting and look forward to seeing you this September in Hamburg*!

On behalf of the local organisers and the DeGBS

Kai Rothkamm


• Abstract submission: 1-31 May 2021
• Early registration:
 1 July – 1 August 2021


*Depending on the dynamics of the pandemic situation, we may be forced to cancel the physical meeting and hold a virtual conference instead. This will be decided well in advance of the early registration deadline.