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13th International Symposium

on Lactic Acid Bacteria







The COVID-19 pandemic has created so much uncertainty about travel and meeting possibilities even for the end of August 2020, that the organizing committee has decided to postpone the 13th International Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria by one year. The LAB13 symposium will now take place 22-26th of August 2021, again in Hotel Zuiderduin, Egmond aan zee, The Netherlands. Please mark this in your agenda!

For those of you who have already registered to LAB13, you will receive a full refund as soon as possible. The reviews submitted by invited speakers and accepted for publication will appear as a special issue of FEMS Microbial Reviews in 2020. We will update you in due course on further details of the 2021 program.

We wish you all the best

Take care

The organizing committee


The 13th Symposium on Lactic Acid Bacteria will be held in the Congress Centre “Hotel Zuiderduin”, Zeeweg 52, Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands from

August 22 to 26, 2021.

The Symposium will start with an opening and keynote lecture, followed by a Welcome Reception and a buffet dinner on August 22th at 17.00 h. 
The official closing will be on August 26 at 13.00 h.



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The Symposium is organised under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Society for Microbiology (KNVM) and the Federation of European Microbiological Societies(FEMS)

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