Dear friends and colleagues,

On behalf of the Meeting Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the 14th European Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics, 26 – 29 June 2017 in Cologne, Germany.  This meeting is the premier European meeting in 2017 focused on the interplay of living systems with medicines and chemicals. 

The 14th European ISSX Meeting provides a wonderful opportunity for members of the scientific community to exchange ideas and expertise, to develop a common vision, and to create and nurture collaborations in fields related to the study of chemicals that are foreign to the human body.

The start of the meeting features a short course pair covering the basic aspects in the use of primary human hepatocytes and new human hepatocyte technologies, respectively, and a short course on methods to quantify the in vivo activity of drug metabolizing enzymes and transporters. Following the short courses, the opening keynote lecture will discuss targets for new bacterials after which attendees and registered guests are invited to the opening welcome reception to enjoy refreshments and meet with exhibiting companies.

Thirteen scientific symposia encompassing a broad spectrum of topics important in the field will be featured as will state-of-the-art lectures and lectures by the recipients of the European Scientific Achievement Award and the European New Investigator Award in Honor of Karl J. Netter. In addition, there will be poster sessions, a trade exhibition, and industry-sponsored symposia. On the social side, we are planning an enjoyable dinner at the Gir Keller––one of the oldest and most attractive vaulted wine cellars in the country.

Germany’s fourth largest city, Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne and the University of Cologne is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities. Cologne is a major cultural center for the Rhineland; it is home to more than thirty museums and hundreds of galleries. Exhibitions range from local ancient Roman archaeological sites to contemporary graphics and sculpture. I suggest that you bring your family and extend your stay to make this your unique summer holiday.

Information concerning the scientific program, abstract submission, meeting registration, hotel accommodations, travel grants, entry requirements, and much more may be found on this web site.

Please take this opportunity to expand and share your knowledge on the interaction of foreign chemicals with living systems, renew or develop friendships with colleagues from around the world, and enjoy everything the wonderful city of Cologne has to offer.


Prof. Dr. Uwe Fuhr
Meeting Organizing Committee Chair
Center of Pharmacology
University Hospital Cologne