Dec 3 – 6, 2023
Kloster Irsee,
Europe/Berlin timezone

The Excellence Cluster ORIGINS hosts their annual Science Week this year at beautiful Kloster Irsee in the Swabia district of Bavaria.  We will be meeting in their new modern extension "die Küferei".

The agenda will include overview and science highlight talks from our research units, connectors and infrastructures, our annual General Assembly, PhD Awards talks and Laudations, Seed Money posters and as well as ORIGINS 2 sessions and a group hike.

Registration, Talk Title and Abstract Submission Deadline: October 27

Scientific Organization Committee: Andreas Burkert, Stephan Paul,  Barbara Ercolano, Stefan Schönert, Petra Schwille

Kloster Irsee,
Gartensaal der Küferei

ORIGINS will cover your Science Week travel and stay expenditures from a central budget. In contrast to previous years,  you must pay the hotel for accommodation and conference fees (credit card, debit card or cash is possible). With the original bill from Kloster Irsee addressed to your institute of employment, you may claim the money via your institution's usual travel refund procedures. Please note we will not cover additional costs (such as additional drinks and cancellation costs).

For your business travel, please submit the usual applications from your institute.

Participants from LMU, please use the following details on your travel application/reimbursement form:

ID-Nr: 23-O-822, Cost center 17050100, AOST 862401-7, Chapter 1507, 1. Kontoebene 170533, Title 54795

Participants from TUM, please use the following details on your travel application/reimbursement form:

ID-Nr: 23-O-823, Cost center 1102011800, Fonds 5220013, FIPO 54756, Chapter 1512, Chapter 54741-4

If you are a participant from MPI or ESO or LRZ, the costs can be retrieved from ORIGINS through "fund retrieval." Your PI or administration should contact us.

Please also submit your travel reimbursement applications swiftly after the conference.

Conference fee: The total conference fee is due upon attendance at the conference. You pay per day, as registered (regardless of the time you spend at the conference):

03.12.2023  52,00 €

04.12.2023  88,50         

05.12.2023  88,50 €

06.12.2023. 64,00 €

The conference fee covers general conference expenses (venue costs) as well as the cost of catering (lunch, dinner and coffee breaks).

Accommodation: 46 single rooms and 12 double (twin bed) rooms (total of 70 beds) are reserved for participates of the Science Week. An overnight stay includes breakfast at the conference center Kloster Irsee for the registered days. The costs for this are:

single room (or double room single occupancy) : 101,- €

double room: 62,- € pp 

Kloster Irsee is a 75 min drive from Munich/Garching, a 95 min drive from the Munich airport, a 35 min drive from the airport Memmingen and can also be reached by train to nearby (7 km away) Kaufbeuren, with good connections from Munich and Zurich. From Kaufbeuren train station there is a bus to Irsee, Kriegerdenkmal (takes approx. 20 minutes). You can find the timetable information here: 


Group bus info:

Munich to Irsee: Sunday, 03.12.2023 13:30 Uhr

Leaving from: Donnersberger Brücke, Erika-Mann-Straße, Wendebereich, 80636 München

– please be there at 13:15 Uhr ! Bus will leave punctually at 13:30.

Contact person will be given per email to those using the bus


Irsee to Munich: Wednesday, 06.12.2023 17:00 Uhr

Leaving from : Kloster Irsee, Klosterring 4, 87660 Irsee

Arrival in Munich : Wednesday, 06.12.2023,18:30 Uhr

Arriving to: Donnersberger Brücke, Erika-Mann-Straße, Wendebereich, 80636 München