Infection & Immunity Short-Course - Spring 2024

13.05.2024 09:00 Würzburg, Germany

This four-day course is tailored for students and postdocs interested in Infection & Immunity. Registration is closed.

Infection & Immunity Short-Course of the HIRI Graduate Program & DECIDE Integrated Research Training Group


Monday, May 13th: Host System

9am-10am: “Innate Immunity“ – Natalie Nieuwenhuizen
10:15am-11:15am: “Age-Dependent Immunity“ – Dorothee Viemann
11:30am-12:30pm: “Heterogeneity in Infections“ – Alexander Westermann

Tuesday, May 14th: Pathogens

9am-10am: “Viral Pathogens“ – Lars Dölken, Hannover (online)
10:15am-11:15am: “Bacterial Pathogens“ – Franziska Faber
11:30am-12:30pm: “Fungal Pathogens“ – Oliver Kurzai
1:30pm-2:30pm: “Parasites” – Natalie Nieuwenhuizen

Wednesday, May 15th: Experimental Infection Models

9am-10am: “3D-Tissue Models“ – Daniela Zdzieblo
10:15am-11:15am: “Organoids“ – Carmen Aguilar
11:30am-12:30pm: “Mouse Models to Study Tissue Barrier Immunity“ – Georg Gasteiger
1:30pm-2:30pm: “Gnotobiotic Mice” – Mercedes Gomez

Thursday, May 16th: Diagnostics & Treatment approaches

9am-10am: “RNA-Based Therapeutics Targeting Host & Bacteria” – Jörg Vogel
10:15am-11:15am: “Adaptive Immunity” – Wolfgang Kastenmüller
11:30am-12:30pm: “CRISPR-Based Approaches to Genome Editing” – Chase Beisel
1:30pm-2:30pm: “Host-Directed Therapies” – Emmanuel Saliba


If not indicated otherwise, the speaker is from Würzburg. The course language is English. Participation is exclusively in presence, except for the CRC DECIDE PhD students and postdocs from Münster, Braunschweig or Berlin.


Würzburg, Germany

Date and Time: 13.05.2024 09:00 – 16.05.2024 14:30


Würzburg, Germany

Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology

Josef-Schneider-Straße 2 

Building E1

Large Lecture Hall


Registration Deadline: 03.05.2024 00:00

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