16th - 20th April 2018
Epidemiology Spring School: "From Lab to Tables"
Practical Laboratory Course in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
The Spring School “From Lab to Tables“ is a laboratory training course addressing epidemiologists and clinicians interested in infectious diseases laboratory field work. The aim is to provide practical insight and advanced knowledge in collection of samples and diagnostic tools. We offer hands-on experience in diagnostic methods used for pathogen detection and classification.
Infectious diseases epidemiology is a discipline that analyzes the role of infections and bacterial colonization on human health. However, unlike topics explored in other epidemiologic fields, infections are risk factors for disease and outcome at the same time. To study infections and the host response, infectious disease epidemiology relies heavily on the collection and analysis of biosamples such as nasal swabs and blood.
The Spring School includes introductory lectures, its focus, however, is on practical work in the laboratory. The course is defined by a balanced mix of interactive hands-on lab experience and presentations. The course will be held in English.
The practical work in the lab includes biosampling, bacteria isolation and identification, assays such as Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) and DNA/RNA extraction. Results will be interpreted and discussed.
Enrollment is open for
epidemiologists, public health experts and biostaticians as well as students (PhD, MSc, MPH). Costs (Tuition) The tuition fee is 350.- EUR for external students (please provide certificate of enrollment) and 600.- EUR for external researchers/scientists.
On successful completion, participants will obtain a certificate issued by the Department for Epidemiology, HZI, and gain 40 Teaching Units.
The number of participants is restricted and we recommend you to apply as soon as possible. Acceptance is based on first come, first serve.
Deadline is 15th March 2018!
For further information please contact Helga.Brink@helmholtz-hzi.de
The spring school „From Lab to Tables“ is a training course offered by the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI).
Accreditation as CME certified training course at the „Ärztekammer Niedersachsen“ will be applied for (48 Fortbildungspunkte of Category C).
16th - 20th April 2018
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
Gebäude und Raum
Lab Course Instructor
Dr. Tobias Kerrinnes, Epidemiology Laboratory, Department for Epidemiology,HZI, Braunschweig
Ms Helga Brink, Department for Epidemiology, Helmholtz Centre forInfection Research (HZI), Braunschweig
Dr. Stefanie Castell, Department for Epidemiology, HZI, Braunschweig
Dr. Denise Myriam Dekker, Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine,Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Hamburg
Dr. André Karch, Department for Epidemiology, HZI, Braunschweig
Dr. Yvonne Kemmling, NAKO Gesundheitsstudie, Hannover and HZI Braunschweig
Dr. Norman Klopp, Hannover Unified Biobank (HUB), Hannover MedicalSchool
Prof. Dr. Gérard Krause, Department for Epidemiology, HZI, Braunschweig
Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann, Leibniz Institute DSMZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig
Dr. Birgit Strommenger, Robert Koch-Institute, Wernigerode
List of Topics
- Infection biology
- Diagnostics of host and pathogen
- Clinical diagnostics
- Molecular epidemiology
- Sampling of biospecimens
- Hands-on lab experience