The ZIBI Summer Symposium 2018 is dedicated to Infection Biology for the 21st Century: Today’s Giants Meet Tomorrow’s Leaders. Here, we aim at bringing together different disciplines in biomedical research with an emphasis on connecting researchers in immunology, bacteriology, parasitology, and virology.
It is of vital importance that young scientists gain an understanding of, and an appreciation for, different research fields within infection biology. However, these insights must also consider public perception of science and the increasing impact of science on modern life. The Symposium Infection Biology for the 21st Century: Today’s Giants Meet Tomorrow’s Leaders will provide a platform for these discussions. This will be accomplished in a well-balanced formal conference environment while integrating role models in informal social gatherings.
Junior researchers have the opportunity to meet peers from fields other than their own. This enables the key component of interdisciplinary collaborations. Furthermore, it will foster an out-of-the-box view on research topics and questions well beyond a researcher’s usual work environments.
Date: June 27-29, 2018 in Berlin, Germany
Alvaro Acosta, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Hanna-Mari Baldauf, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Martin Blume, Robert Koch Institute, Germany
Jean-Marc Cavaillon, Institut Pasteur, France
Andreas Diefenbach, Charité-Universtitätsmedizin Berlin and German Rheumatism Research Center, Germany
Robert Gallo, Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
David Grainger, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Grant Hansman, German Cancer Research Center, Germany
Ahmed Hegazy, Charité-Universtitätsmedizin Berlin and German Rheumatism Research Center, Germany
Uriel Koziol, Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay
Dirk Lanzerath, German Reference Centre for Ethics in the Life Sciences, Germany
Sara Lustigman, New York Blood Center, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, USA
Bence Nanay, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Karen Nelson, J. Craig Venter Institute, USA
Kai Papenfort, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Lisa Reynolds, University of Victoria, Canada
Polly Roy, The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Dietram Scheufele, University of Madison-Wisconsin, USA
Geoffrey L Smith, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Sadly, Polly Matzinger (NIAID, USA) had to cancel on short notice.
Scientific organization committee:
Norus Ahmed, Institute of Immunology, Freie Universität Berlin
Luca Bertzbach, Institute of Virology, Freie Universität Berlin
Tereza Vychodil, Institute of Virology, Freie Universität Berlin
Juliane Kofer, ZIBI Graduate School, Freie Universität Berlin
Ankur Midha, Institute of Immunology, Freie Universität Berlin
Anja E. Hauser-Hankeln, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and German Rheumatism Research Center
Klaus Osterrieder, Freie Universität Berlin
Helena Radbruch, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
A detailed program is available for download below.
There are three spots left. Please contact the symposium organizers directly via symposium2018berlin[at]gmail.com.
Free for all members of the ZIBI Graduate School, ZIBI PIs and lab members of ZIBI PIs.
External students: 50 €
External full price: 75€
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