5th International Berlin Bat Meeting: Are bats special?

24.-26. February 2017 in Berlin, Germany

We wish to extend a cordial invitation to all colleagues and friends who ask the same question as we do: Are bats special? We already know that they are unique among mammals with respect to flight. Their echolocation calls are outstanding. Longevity of bats is higher than in most other similar-sized mammals. Bat immunology seems to be well adapted towards the fight against virulent pathogens. There are many things to be listed here. But why do bats seem to be special? Are they indeed special?


Join the 5th International Berlin Bat Meeting in February 2017.


The upcoming conference will ...


--> present the newest findings related to flight, echolocation, immunology, heterothermy, longevity, genomics and conservation of bats,

--> relate these disciplines to each other and

--> try to find an answer to the question: Are bats special?


Please find more information on the left sidebar. We are looking forward to meeting you in February 2017 in Berlin,


Christian Voigt & Gábor Czirák