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Mollusc Research Austria

Austrian platform for mollusc researchers

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„Molluskenforschung Austria“ (MoFA) is a society founded as an Austrian platform for Malacologists supporting their projects and activities as well as the communication with related research groups and initiatives at a national and international level.
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In the first general meeting of the society in January 2017 the society´s organs were elected. Presently the board of MoFA consists of the following persons Read more…


You are interested in malacological research and would like to become a member of the society „Molluskenforschung Austria“? Here you learn all about a MoFA membership.


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Society Mollusc Research Austria
2nd Meeting
23th – 24th September 2021, online


Dear Colleagues, we heartily invite you to the 2nd Meeting of the Society Mollusc Research Austria (MoFA) which will be held on 23. September 2021 at the Natural History Museum Vienna.

The scientific meeting will be held physically as well as online, which means that a participation including presentations will be possible via Zoom.

Contributions can be submitted still until 5. September.

Besides the scientific program on 23. September, we plan a field excursion on 24. September – if weather allows – to the Schneeberg, where we may find Cylindrus obtusus, Clausiliid populations, and other gastropods of the alpine zone.

We hope to attract scientists at all stages of their scientific career to promote their networking. Contributions from all fields of malacology are welcome!

As with our first meeting, we announce that the MoFA Junior Award will be awarded for the participants in early career stage: For MSc as well as PhD studies two awards each will be given (each 300 € / 200 € for talk (15 min)/ short presentation (5 min)).

Please spread this information among colleagues.

Conference language is English.

Please register and submit your contributions soon to allow proper planning; at the latest 15. September 2021.

We are looking forward to meeting you in September!



Deadline for registration and abstract submission: 31. July 2021 

No registration fee!
Contribution to expenses (e.g., coffee breaks, lunch) in case of a physical meeting are welcome!

For registration, please send an email to with the following information:

• Participation scientific day

◦ online
◦ physical (in case a physical meeting will be organized)

• Participation excursion

• Intended presentation

◦ talk
◦ short presentation
◦ none

• Participation in the MoFA price competition

• Please prepare the abstract for your contribution as a word file according to the template abstract and send it to

Conference language is English

Meeting program

Meeting program in detail: download [pdf]

MoFA-Junior Award

The MoFA Junior Awards 2021 will be donated by the Society “Mollusc Research Austria” for presentations of participants in early career stage: For contributions of MSc as well as PhD studies two awards each will be given (each 300 € / 200 € for talk / short presentation plus a one year membership of MoFA).

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MoFA News and Contact


Dear friends of malacology!

We are pleased to distribute the program of the 2021 MoFA Meeting. The scientific meeting will be held physically as well as online via Zoom. The link will be sent out to the participants soon.

Registration is still possible today: team@molluskenforschung
Please see further information at our homepage.

Kind regards,
Hannah Schubert

Dear MoFa members and friends of malacology! The planning of the 2. MoFA meeting was somehow delayed due to covid19. Now we are happy to announce the date of the 2nd MoFA meeting on Thursday, 23. September 2021. The meeting will be online, which means that a participation including presentations will be possible via Zoom. […]

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“Mollusc Research Austria“ society
Natural History Museum Vienna
Burgring 7
1010 Vienna


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