The ZIBI Summer Symposium 2017 focuses on the “Ecology of Infectious Diseases“
Date: June 26-27, 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
Infectious diseases are not simply a matter of exposure to microorganisms. In fact the vast majority of microbes do not cause disease. Why are some pathogens only found in restricted species and locations and others have broad distributions? Why is a disease in one species a minor burden or a catastrophic killer in another? How do pathogens get transmitted to new hosts and then adapt to their hosts and vice versa? The ecology and evolution of pathogens and the consequent evolutionary responses of organisms exposed to them shape the biology of infectious disease. This symposium will explore the ecology of infectious diseases examining viral, bacterial, fungal and parasite pathogens and the responses of the natural and unnatural hosts.
Confirmed speakers and registration details will be announced soon.