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The 6th German Xenopus Meeting

November 11-13, 2020 online via Zoom

Preliminary time of the meeting from 15:00 to 17:00 each day

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Many thanks to all contributors for the 6th German Xenopus meeting!

This was an excellent opportunity to gather and share our vision, experience and latest results. Due to COVID-19 the meeting was held online. We enjoyed having this opportunity to meet with Xenopus community!

The meeting was two-hour sessions over three days (11th-13th of November). The first two days were dedicated to regular talks, and the last day with breakout sessions.

What does this mean and how did it work?

  • Plenum Talks: On the first two days there were 4 presentations per day. Talks were 15 min plus 10 min for questions. All participants were invited to listen to these talks and discuss together.
  • Breakout sessions: To introduce some diversity, we decided to add one day of more interactive breakout sessions that focus on technical aspects of working with Xenopus. We asked breakout session presenters to lead a small group discussion on a new method, an innovative technique, or a protocol that they have adapted for Xenopus. Presenters gave an overview of their chosen method, its applications, and the practical challenges of implementing this method in the lab, and had plenty of time for questions and discussion! We had 8 breakout sessions, each lasting 30 min. Participants were split into groups (zoom virtual rooms) based on which sessions they wanted to attend.

Click here for the schedule and download files (list of participants and abstracts).

Should you have any feedback or comments, please do not hesitate to write to the organization team: Daniil  ( or Janet (

Xen Zoom participants 1 nov 2020

Xen Zoom participants 2 nov 2020

Figures: For posterity – our 2020 group photo as a Zoom gallery.