DZIF Annual Meeting

German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)


03. – 04. December 2018

Kongresshalle Stadthalle Heidelberg





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With friendly support of MSD SHARP & DOHME GmbH

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to this year’s Annual Meeting of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) in Heidelberg.


Virtually every day, we see just how much infection medicine is gaining in importance, not only owing to breakouts of seasonal illnesses. We are also seeing a growing significance of multi-resistant bacteria. Furthermore, we are facing germs from various regions around the world entering Germany due to high levels of travel and migration.


The German Center for Infection Research is specialised in translational research that utilises insights from basic biomedical research into clinical application. For this reason, we have defined various overarching topics for the conference in Heidelberg, which the DZIF research fields and infrastuctures (TTUs and TIs) can and shall present. In addition, we would like to call attention to interaction and overlapping with other German Centers for Health Research. This is why we have planned a symposium in collaboration with the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) to address common aspects of lung infection research.


It will feature presentations, a poster exhibition and additional opportunities to share experiences. The setting in and surrounding the Heidelberg Stadthalle is also conducive to good and intensive communication. We believe this conference will provide the opportunity to further strengthen networking inside the DZIF and with other health research centers.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Heidelberg from 3 to 4 December 2018.


Best regards,

Your Conference Chairs





Prof. Dr. K. Heeg

Prof. Dr. H.-G. Kräusslich

PD Dr. Dr. A. Riemer

Prof. Dr. S. Urban