Important notice

Please understand that there is a possibility of postponement of the event. We will let you know by June 20, 2021 if the event has to be postponed. Should this occur, the following event date will apply: 04.04. – 06.04. 2022

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The conference

The current conference entitled “Genetics of Inflammation and Infection” is dedicated to shed light on fundamental genetic mechanisms of inflammatory and infectious events and the involved bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Sparked by the current global pandemic of COVID-19, the field of infection genetics experiences a rapid progress demanding an intense exchange of experience and knowledge.

Accompanying vivid scientific discussions will foster a common understanding of fundamental and newly evolving principles of inflammatory and infectious processes and stimulate novel ideas. Therefore, the scientific program of this conference is not only exciting for experts in the field but also rewarding for everybody interested in infection genetics.

Host of this conference is the Life Sciences Faculty of the Technische Universität Braunschweig with its key research area in infection and drug research. Together with the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) as a member institute of the Leibniz Association a strong local infrastructure to organize this conference is provided for this prevailing scientific topic.

The diverse conference program contains plenary lectures of invited speakers and oral contributions of participants selected from submitted abstracts. In addition, poster exhibitions with dedicated poster viewing sessions serve to foster scientific discussions during the entire conference.

The conference will take place at the North Campus of the Technical University of Braunschweig.

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The conference

The current conference entitled “Genetics of Inflammation and Infection” is dedicated to shed light on fundamental genetic mechanisms of inflammatory and infectious events and the involved bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Sparked by the current global pandemic of COVID-19, the field of infection genetics experiences a rapid progress demanding an intense exchange of experience and knowledge.

Accompanying vivid scientific discussions will foster a common understanding of fundamental and newly evolving principles of inflammatory and infectious processes and stimulate novel ideas. Therefore, the scientific program of this conference is not only exciting for experts in the field but also rewarding for everybody interested in infection genetics.

Host of this conference is the Life Sciences Faculty of the Technische Universität Braunschweig with its key research area in infection and drug research. Together with the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) as a member institute of the Leibniz Association a strong local infrastructure to organize this conference is provided for this prevailing scientific topic.

The diverse conference program contains plenary lectures of invited speakers and oral contributions of participants selected from submitted abstracts. In addition, poster exhibitions with dedicated poster viewing sessions serve to foster scientific discussions during the entire conference.

The conference will take place at the North Campus of the Technical University of Braunschweig.

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The German Genetics Society (GfG)

The German Genetics Society (GfG) is a scientific organization that unites scientists from universities and research institutions as well as from industry and governmental agencies working on all aspects of genetic research. It is also a home for high school teachers and everybody interested in genetics.

The GfG fosters scientific exchange and discussion of actual as well as long-term pressing scientific questions related to the field of genetics and aims for encouraging comprehensive interdisciplinary considerations across genetic disciplines. The GfG meets this goal by regularly organizing for their members and interested guests international conferences hosting renowned experts and young academics to present their latest findings in a selected key topic of genetic research.

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The German Genetics Society (GfG)

The German Genetics Society (GfG) is a scientific organization that unites scientists from universities and research institutions as well as from industry and governmental agencies working on all aspects of genetic research. It is also a home for high school teachers and everybody interested in genetics.

The GfG fosters scientific exchange and discussion of actual as well as long-term pressing scientific questions related to the field of genetics and aims for encouraging comprehensive interdisciplinary considerations across genetic disciplines. The GfG meets this goal by regularly organizing for their members and interested guests international conferences hosting renowned experts and young academics to present their latest findings in a selected key topic of genetic research.

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Program

Program as PDF
Time Lecture hall 84.1 Seminar rooms
14:00 – 14:15 Opening Ceremony
14:15 Plenary Session I: “Innate or Trained Immunity?”
(Chair: Prof. Yang Li, HZI Braunschweig)
Poster Viewing possible during entire day
14:15 – 14:45 Talk 1 – Variation and adaptation in innate immune responses
(Prof. Mihai Netea/Limes, University of Bonn)
14:45 – 15:15 Talk 2 – TBA
(Prof. Heiner Wedemeyer/Hannover MHH)
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break, Visit of Industrial Exhibition
15:45 Plenary Session II: “Adaptive or Tissue-Resident Immunity”
(Chair: Prof. Jochen Hühn, HZI Braunschweig)
15:45 – 16:15 Talk 1 – Generation, maintenance and activation of tissue resident T cells
(Prof. Marc Veldhoen/University of Lissabon)
16:15 – 16:45 Talk 2 – Regulating intestinal immune responses to luminal antigens
(Prof. Janneke Samson/Erasmus University Rotterdam)
16:45 – 17:00 Talk 3 (selected from submitted abstracts)
17:00 – 17:15 Talk 4 (selected from submitted abstracts)
17:15 – 17:30 Coffee Break, Visit of Industrial Exhibition
17:30 – 18:00 Award of the Gateff-Prize
18:00 – 19:00 Max-Delbrück Lecture
19:00 Welcome Reception & Poster Viewing
Time Lecture hall 84.1 Seminar rooms
09:00 Plenary Session III: Bacterial Infections I
(Chair: Prof. Dieter Jahn/TU Braunschweig)
Poster Viewing possible during entire day
09:00 – 9:30 Talk 1 – Intracellular signalling in pathogenic bacteria
(Prof. Ute Römling/Karolinska Institute Stockholm)
09:30 – 10:00 Talk 2 – Stress responses of Clostridioides difficile
(Prof. Isabelle Martin-Verstraete/Pasteur Institute Paris)
10:00 – 10:15 Poster Flash Presentation (Session I)
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break, Visit of Industrial Exhibition
10:45 Plenary Session IV: Bacterial Infections II
(Chair: Prof. Simone Bergmann/TU Braunschweig)
10:45 – 11:15 Random mutagenesis to define new virulence determinants in streptococcal pathogenesis
(Prof. Marcus Fuld/FU Berlin)
11:15 – 11:45 Systems and synthetic biology approaches to study pneumococcal pathogenesis
(Prof. Jan-Willem Veening/University of Lausanne)
11:45 – 12:00 Talk 3 (selected from submitted abstracts)
12:00 – 12:15 Talk 4 (selected from submitted abstracts)
12:15 – 13:15 Coffee Break, Visit of Industrial Exhibition Meet the Prof, Young Scientist Career Counceling
13:15 – 14:15 Poster Session I
14:15 Plenary Session V: Inflammasome
(Chair: Prof. Michael Steinert/TU Braunschweig)
„Schülernachmittag“
Aktivitäten durch BIOS, AG-Schule Uni, Teach4TU, Planspiel Wolfgang Nellen
14:15 – 14:45 Inflammasomes in host response to intracellular pathogens and in the pathogenesis of diseases
(Prof. Dario Zombani/University of Sao Paulo)
14:15 – 15:15 Epithelial Inflammasomes and Gut Bacterial Infection
(Dr. Mikael Sellin/University of Uppsala)
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break, Visit of Industrial Exhibition
15:45 Plenary Session VI: Neuroinflammation |
(Chair: Prof. Martin Korte/TU Braunschweig)
15:45 – 16:15 Talk 1 – Exosomes as mediators of neuron-glia communication in neuroinflammation
(Prof. Michela Matteoli/Humanitas University Milan)
16:15 – 16:45 Talk 2 – Inflammasomes in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases
(Prof. Gert van Loo/University of Gent, VIB)
16:45 – 17:00 Talk 3 – Respiratory viral infection, neuroinflammation and associated neurodegeneration
(Dr. Shirin Hosseini/TU Braunschweig)
17:00 – 17:15 Talk 4 (selected from submitted abstracts)
17:15 – 18:30 GfG Members Meeting
18:30 -20:00 Public Lecture
20:00 Get Together/Dinner
Time Lecture hall 84.1 Seminar rooms
09:00 Plenary Session VII: Viral Infections I
(Chair: Prof. Melanie Brinkmann/TU Braunschweig)
Poster Viewing possible during entire day
09:00 – 9:30 Talk 1 – Deciphering the genetics and immunology of enhanced suscpetibility to viral infections in the brain
(Prof. Trine Morgensen/Aarhus University)
09:30 – 10:00 Talk 2 – Genetic and Epigenetic Determinants of Herpesvirus Latency
(Prof. Adam Grundhoff/Heinrich-Pette-Institute Hamburg)
10:00 – 10:15 Poster Flash Presentation (Session II)
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break, Visit of Industrial Exhibition
10:45 Plenary Session VIII: Viral Infections II
(Prof. Klaus Schughart/HZI Braunschweig)
10:45 – 11:15 Talk 1 – Exploring host-virus interactions in genetically diverse Collaborative Cross mice
(Dr. Xavier Montagutelli/Pasteur Institute Paris)
11:15 – 11:45 Talk 2 – From genomics to function: new preclinical mouse models of infection and inflammation
(Prof. Silvia Vidal/McGill University Montreal)
11:45 – 12:00 Talk 3 (selected from submitted abstracts)
12:00 – 12:15 Talk 4 (selected from submitted abstracts)
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch Break, Visit of Industrial Exhibition
13:15 – 14:15 Poster Session II
14:15 Plenary Session IX: Fungal Infections
(Chair: Prof. Gerhard Braus/University of Göttingen)
14:15 – 14:45 Talk 1 – The opportunistic human fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus
(Prof. Axel Brakhage/Hans-Knöll-Institute Jena)
14:45 – 15:15 Talk 2 – Conserved cell-cell signaling mechanisms in filamentous fungi
(Prof. André Fleissner/TU Braunschweig)
15:15 Closing Remarks and Poster Prizes

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Prices

Regular

28000
  • Early-Bird-Ticket
    01.04.2021 – 14.06.2021

GfG-Member

16000
  • Early-Bird-Ticket
    01.04.2021 – 14.06.2021

Regular

32000
  • Late-Bird-Ticket
    15.06.2021 – 22.09.2021

GfG-Member

20000
  • Late-Bird-Ticket
    15.06.2021 – 22.09.2021
Become a GfG member

Industry representative
(regular)

50000
  • Early-Bird-Ticket
    01.04.2021 – 14.06.2021

Industry representative
(GfG-Member)

30000
  • Early-Bird-Ticket
    01.04.2021 – 14.06.2021

Industry representative
(regular)

55000
  • Late-Bird-Ticket
    15.06.2021 – 22.09.2021

Industry representative
(GfG-Member)

35000
  • Late-Bird-Ticket
    15.06.2021 – 22.09.2021

Student
(regular)

16000
  • Early-Bird-Ticket
    01.04.2021 – 14.06.2021

Student
(GfG-Member)

2500
  • Early-Bird-Ticket
    01.04.2021 – 14.06.2021

Student
(regular)

20000
  • Late-Bird-Ticket
    15.06.2021 – 22.09.2021

Student
(GfG-Member)

5000
  • Late-Bird-Ticket
    15.06.2021 – 22.09.2021

Sponsors

We are happy to offer sponsors of our conference the opportunity to get involved. In addition to the placement of your logo and advertising material, we offer you the possibility of an exhibition stand as well as the presentation of products or short lectures during the lunch breaks.

Please do not hesitate to contact us: r.koester@tu-bs.de

Stand incl. logo in program booklet 2000€
Talk 2500€
Poster 500€
Advertising in program booklet 300€
Display of advertising material 300€
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Directions

Directions to the North Campus of the Technical University of Brunswick, Bienroder Weg 97:

The nearest bus stop of the Braunschweiger Verkehrs AG is “Freyastraße”. From Brunswick main station you can reach us by bus line 436.

Alternatively, you can take streetcar 2 in the direction of “Siegfriedviertel” to the “Siegfriedstraße” stop.

You can find timetable information from Braunschweiger Verkehrs AG at: www.bsvg.net

Further travel information:
For further information on how to reach the city of Brunswick by car, train or plane, please visit the following link:
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About Brunswick

The city of Brunswick was founded by Henry the Lion and was shaped over the centuries by the Guelphs and the Hanseatic League. Today, Braunschweig is the second largest city in Lower Saxony with a population of around 250,000. The city is considered a lively cultural city and the center of one of the two most research-intensive regions in Europe. It is also home to the Technical University of Brunswick, which dates back to the Collegium Carolinum founded in 1745. The Technical University of Brunswick is home to 120 institutes and seminars. In addition, it is attended by approximately 20,000 students. The Technical University of Brunswick is also a member of the association of the nine leading technical universities in Germany.

Accommodation

We recommend the following hotels:

Frühlings Hotel
Magni Boutique Hotel