Mind, Mood & Microbes was held at KIT, also known as The Royal Tropical Institute. The building, which dates from 1926, has been one of Amsterdam’s architectural landmarks. The building stands out with its elaborate neo-Renaissance style and numerous embellishments that are reminiscent of different cultures around the world. The Royal Tropical Institute is an independent knowledge centre specialising in health, sustainable economics & social development, culture and education & information. During Mind, Mood & Microbes, the imposing octagonal Marble Hall was used for coffee breaks, lunches, drinks and poster presentations.