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2nd Summer School "Infection Biology" 2020


Dear colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 2nd Summer School on “Infection Biology”. This Conference will be a joint effort of the DFG Research Training Group 1870 “Bacterial Respiratory Infections - Common and Specific Mechanisms of Pathogen Adaptation and Immune Defence”, the Federal Excellence Initiative of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania and European Social Fund (ESF) Grant “KoInfekt”, the funding programme „Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation“ headed by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) “InfectControl 2020”, Friedrich Loeffler Institute (FLI), Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, and the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald.

This truly interdisciplinary event addresses established experts and promising young scientists working in microbiology, virology and infection biology. The topics include state-of-the-art presentations on bacterial and viral interactions with the human host as well as recent advances in the understanding of co-infection mechanisms and pathophysiology. The program of the Summer School combines keynote lectures, oral presentations by experts in the field and young investigators, workshops and posters by the PhD students of the RTG1870 and FLI. Moreover, a panel discussion on One Health issues will be held by prominent researchers. Additionally, several informal get-togethers will facilitate the scientific exchange between invited speakers and participants and aim to establish new contacts or collaborations.

The Summer School will be held from September 30 - October 02, 2020, in Greifswald, Germany.  We are sure that the historic environment of Greifswald - a former member of the Hanseatic League - combined with the modern aspects of a university town at the Baltic Sea will be the perfect place to create a stimulating atmosphere of exciting talks, inspiring discussions, and scientific curiosity.

We are looking forward to meeting you all in September 2020 in Greifswald for a successful and stimulating conference!

With kind regards,
Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Sven Hammerschmidt (Speaker of the RTG1870)
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Thomas C. Mettenleiter (President of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut)
Prof. Dr. Ulla Bonas (Academic Director of the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg)