Welcome to the 13th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference (ENFC)

It is our pleasure to announce the 13th European Nitrogen Fixation Conference (ENFC), which will be held 18-21 August 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden at the München Bryggeriet.

This European based biennial congress brings together scientists focused on biological N2 fixation (BNF) from diverse research topics of biochemistry, microbiology, computational genomics, plant physiology, and more recently genetic engineering and aquatic microbiology.

The first ENFC was held in Szeged, Hungary, in 1994, with an emphasis on participation by young researchers.  The most recent ENFC in 2016 was a clear demonstration of ‘research without borders’ as 294 participants, 30 % of which came from outside of the European Union (EU), including 8 % from developing countries, attended the 12th ENFC in Budapest, Hungary. A large percent (29%) of the participants were PhD students. The value of the ENFC series has been proven over the years. Although a smaller congress by today’s standards, it has drawn the participation and presentation by leading experts of BNF. The program combines classical topics within the BNF field (e.g. biochemistry, evolution, signal transduction, N2 fixing symbioses) with highly relevant and timely topics for modern society (e.g. climate change, present and future use of BNF in agriculture).

Satellite meetings and symposia, such as the Genomics of Nitrogen-Fixing Organisms and a Symposia on Aquatic N2 fixation, will provide extra benefits for ENFC participants. The end result of the ENFC is the attraction of a diverse group of participants. Furthermore, support enabling the participation of young researchers will be provided as per tradition.

The ENFC will provide unique opportunities and specialized sessions to share and discuss latest scientific achievements in BNF and the molecular interaction between plants and symbiotic microorganisms. Join us to meet the researchers who will present their hot research topics and key institutions. The venue of the congress is München Bryggeriet, located in Stockholm, Sweden. So in addition to the scientific program and the collaborative discussions, the participants will experience a stimulating social program in the capital of Sweden.

We look forward to welcoming you in Stockholm!

Kind regards from the

Organizing committee

Katharina Pawlowski (Chair of the Organizing Committee)
Rachel Foster
Stefan Nordlund
Agneta Norén
Ulla Rasmussen

Important dates

15 January 2018

Open abstract submission

1 April 2018

Abstract submission deadline

15 May 2018

Confirmation of abstract

1 June 2018

Early registration deadline


Aquatic symposium

Read more about the Aquatic Symposium through the following link: www.enfc2018.org/aquaticsymposium


Conference venue

München Bryggeriet
Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2
118 25 Stockholm
Venue website

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München Bryggeriet


Conference Language

The conference will be held in English.

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Lotus japonicus nodule.
Photo: Kirill N. Demchenko

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Photo: RA Foster

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Medicago truncatula nodule.
Photo: Kirill N. Demchenko