Spring School Didactics of Biology 2024

The next spring school of the Didactics in Biology (FDdB) will take place from 4 March 2024 until 7 March 2024 on campus of Leuphana Universität at Lüneburg!

The Spring School of the Didactics in Biology (FDdB) in the Association of Biology and Biomedicine in Germany (VBIO) is an annual conference for scientists in the qualification phase of the didactics of biology. It is aimed at doctoral students and is internationally oriented. Therefore, contributions can be submitted and presented in German or English. It took place for the first time in 1998 and has thus offered scientists in the qualification phase of biology didactics a special space to present their projects in a constructive and open atmosphere, to discuss them, to further qualify themselves and to network.    
The scientific direction of the conference is currently taken over by Arne Dittmer, Sandra Nitz and Jörg Zabel.    
Participation of interested exam/master candidates is only possible in exceptional cases, if the contingent for participants is not exhausted. In case of a high number of participants, registrations and contributions of PhD students will be given priority.


The final programme is available here.




The registration deadline has passed already!

Please note that cancellations are free of charge only until 2 February 2024.

In case of any queries, please feel free to reach out to Ms.Ronja Sowinksi

Accommodation and Venue

Accommodation is provided at the Lüneburg Youth Hostel right next to Leuphana University. It can be easily reached by public transport from the main station. Alternatively, you can cycle with a city bike in about 15 min along a forest to the youth hostel.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms. During the registration process you may indicate wishes concerning the "roommates" for the room occupancy. We will try to consider the wishes in the context of the organizational possibilities.

A vegetarian and vegan diet can also be indicated in the registration process. Please indicate any known intolerances until 18 February 2024 at the latest! 

The spring school itself will take place on the premises of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. During the spring school you will have the possibility to explore an extracurricular learning location (e.g. L3 - Leuphana Learning Workshop Lüneburg, Biotope Garden, Forest Garden, Future Workshop Buchholz) with part of the conference group.

More detailed information on registration at the conference office will be available later by mail and also here on the conference homepage.

Poster Submission


Presentations at the FJS consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute plenary discussion. The time limit requires a specific focus in the presentation of the research project.
The presentation must be brought to the conference on a digital data carrier.

Poster contributions

The poster contributions at the FJS will be summarised in several poster sessions. This will give participants enough time to have a look at all the posters and to set personal priorities.

The usual poster format is A0 and must be printed out and brought to the conference by the participants! There will be a pinboard for each poster.

Poster pitches will take place at the beginning of each poster session. The presenters have 1 minute each to promote their poster for the poster session. There are no limits to creativity. If slides or similar are to be presented, the corresponding media must be sent to ronja.sowinski@leuphana.de  by 1 March 2024.


Lüneburg as conference venue

Leuphana's university logo already shows Lüneburg's "landmark": salt.

This once made the more than 1,000-year-old Hanseatic and salt city rich, which can be seen from the patrician houses during a walk through the beautiful old town. According to a legend, salt was discovered in Lüneburg over 1,000 years ago by a hunter who found white salt crystals in the hide of a shot wild sow.

Lüneburg also has much to offer not only historically, but also ecologically: both the Ilmenau River, which flows through Lüneburg, and the surrounding Lüneburg Heath represent fascinating biotopes.

Leuphana University of Lüneburg was founded in 1946 as a university of education and became a model university in 2005 for the implementation of the Bologna Process to rethink university.

In 2022, Leuphana was selected as the only university in Lower Saxony in the federal-state program "Innovative University". According to the "Times Higher Education Young University Ranking", Leuphana is one of the world's best young universities. It has developed a multi-award-winning study model with three schools, which is still unique in Germany.

In addition, the campus is a special meeting place that can be shaped by all university members. For instance, among other things, we have a forest garden as well as a biotope garden, which are used in the context of seminars and research.

How to get to leuphana

Information on how to get to Leuphana is available here.

Privacy Policy

More detailed information on the processing of your personal data in the context of the registration for the 25th International Spring School of the Didactics of Biology Section in VBIO is available in the document below: