Jürgen Wehland Symposium NoRDI VI

and the Jürgen Wehland Award Ceremony

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NoRDI VI will focus on "Barriers in Infection". Embedded in the scientific programme is the Jürgen Wehland Award ceremony for young scientists in infection research. The ceremony takes place for the sixth time in honourable remembrance of the former Scientific Director of the HZI.

  • Überblick

    The “North Regio Day on Infection” (NoRDI) was established in 2010 as a central event and meeting place for scientists from universities and research institutes of the northern region of Germany to exchange research results and recent technical developments as well as to discuss important questions and future tasks in different fields of infection biology. The meeting is of great interest for junior scientists wishing an update on the state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of bacterial and viral pathogenesis. It will give them the chance to discuss their research results with established scientists of the field.

    The topic of NoRDI VI will be "Barriers in Infection”. 

    A host of internationally renowned speakers has kindly accepted our invitations, and we are looking forward to an exceptionally strong scientific programme and numerous opportunities for discussion.

    NoRDI is coordinated by the Robert Koch Institute, the TU Braunschweig, the TWINCORE, the Hannover Medical School and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research.

    We would like to invite you to attend the meeting and contribute to the scientific exchange with the speakers and with audience members.

    Recognized by the Medical Chamber of Lower Saxony

    Nordi has been recognized as an advanced training course by the Medical Chamber of Lower Saxony. Participating in the symposium will be rewarded according to the regulations of the organization.

    Certificates of attendance will be available for the participants at the time of accreditation. More detailed information about the process is available on the website of the Medical Chamber of Lower Saxony www.aekn.de.

    Registration is free if performed until 23 October (20€ on site).



    Datum: 29.10.2015, 10:00


    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig

    Gebäude und Raum



    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

  • Programm

    Programme - 29th Oct 2015


    10:00 – 10:10            
    Dirk Heinz | Scientific Director, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
    Welcome address

    Session 1: The Endothelium: line of defence and surface of attack

    10:10 – 10:35            
    Philipp Kümpers | Division of Emergency Medicine, University Hospital Münster
    Title: Endothelial activation from bench to bedside

    10:35 – 11:00            
    Michael Schnoor | CINVESTAV del IPN, Mexico City, Mexico
    Title: Cortactin regulates endothelial barrier integrity and inflammatory neutrophil recruitment

    11:00 – 11:15            
    Coffee Break

    11:15 – 12:00
    Hans-Joachim Schnittler | Institute of Anatomy and Vascular Biology, Münster
    Title: I: The vascular endothelium as a direct and indirect target in infectious disease by Ebolavirus and S.aureus

    Session 2: Virus entry and its consequences

    12:00 – 12:25
    Luka Cicin-Sain | Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig
    Title: Early decision processes in the cytomegalovirus infection of endothelial cells

    12:25 – 13:25

    13:25 – 13:50
    Yohei Yamauchi | University of Zürich, Switzerland
    Title: Influenza virus and the aggresome machinery

    13:50 – 14:15
    Mario Schelhaas | Center for Molecular Biology of Inflammation (ZMBE), Münster
    Title: L’amitié étroite – the commonalities between renaissance dance and papillomavirus entry

    14:15 – 14:35             
    Coffee Break

    Session 3: Autophagy

    14:35 – 15:00
    Serge Mostowy | Imperial College, London UK
    Title: Bacterial autophagy and the cytoskeleton in host defence

    15:00 – 15:25
    Tassula Proikas-Cezanne | Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
    Title: WIPI-mediated autophagy

    15:25 – 15:45
    Coffee break

    Session 4: Innovations in the field

    15:45 – 16:10 
    Mattias Ivarsson | ETH Zürich, Switzerland
    Title: Disarming Clostridial Toxins with Small Molecules

    16:10 – 16:35 
    Jennifer Herrmann | Helmholtz-Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Saarbrücken
    Title: Novel griselimycins targeting the DNA polymerase sliding clamp for tuberculosis therapy

    16:35 – 17:00
    Claus-Michael Lehr | Saarland University, Saarbrücken
    Title: Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery across Biological Barriers

    Bestowal of the Jürgen Wehland Prize 2015

    17:00 – 17:45            
    Laudation and presentation of the laureate

    18:00 – 20:00
    Get-together and poster session

    Posters will be presented by the most recent POM awardees (POM = Paper Of the Month)

  • Anmelden


    The early bird registration fee is 10 € until the 1st of May . From the 2nd of May to the 2nd of June the fee will be 20 €. Registration on the day will cost 25 €.

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  • Anfahrt

    So erreichen Sie uns in Braunschweig

    Lage des Helmholtz-Zentrums in der Stadt Braunschweig.


    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung
    Inhoffenstraße 7
    38124 Braunschweig

    Anreise mit dem Auto

    Aus Richtung Berlin/Wolfsburg/Helmstedt:

    • A2 bis zum Kreuz Wolfsburg/Königslutter > A39 in Richtung Kreuz BS-Süd/Wolfenbüttel/Bad Harzburg
    • A39 bis zum Kreuz BS Süd > A395 Richtung Wolfenbüttel - A395 bis zur Ausfahrt BS-Stöckheim >Rechts abbiegen auf den Mascheroder Weg - Nach 500m links in die Inhoffenstraße abbiegen

     Aus Richtung Celle/Hannover:

    • A2 bis zum Kreuz BS Nord > A391 Richtung Kreuz BS Süd/Bad Harzburg/Wolfenbüttel
    • A391 bis zum Kreuz BS Süd > A395 Richtung Wolfenbüttel
    • A395 bis zur Ausfahrt BS-Stöckheim > Rechts in den Mascheroder Weg abbiegen - Nach 500m links in die Inhoffenstraße abbiegen

    Aus Richtung Kassel/Salzgitter:

    • A7 bis zum Kreuz Salzgitter > A39 Richtung Berlin/Braunschweig/Salzgitter
    • A39 bis zum Kreuz BS-Süd > A39 Richtung Wolfenbüttel
    • A395 bis zur Ausfahrt BS-Stöckheim > Rechts in den Mascheroder Weg abbiegen
    • Nach 500m links in die Inhoffenstraße abbiegen


    Anreise mit der Bahn

    Braunschweig ist mit jeweils zwei ICE- und Intercity-Linien an das Fernverkehrssystem der Deutschen Bahn angeschlossen. Die ICE-Linien 11 und 12 verdichten die Strecke Berlin Ostbahnhof - Mannheim Hauptbahnhof gemeinsam zu einem Stundentakt, während die Intercity-Linien 55 und 56 die Strecke Leipzig-Hannover in einem stündlichen Takt bedienen.

    Nähere Reiseinformationen und Fahrplanauskünfte erhalten Sie hier.

    Bus oder Tram

    Nehmen Sie Buslinie 431 oder  Tramlinie 1 vom Hauptbahnhof  bis zur Haltestelle "Stöckheimer Markt". Biegen Sie links in den "Mascheroder Weg" ab und nach 500m rechts in die "Inhoffenstraße". 

    Weitere Links:

    Internetseite der Braunschweiger Verkehrs-AG
    Elektronische Fahrplanauskunft (EFA)
    Stadtplan der Stadt Braunschweig

    Anreise mit dem Flugzeug

    Der Flughafen Hannover ist rund 60km entfernt und die Fahrt nach Braunschweig dauert eine Stunde. Züge fahren stündlich in Richtung Braunschweig.

    Vom Internationalen Flughafen Frankfurt aus erreichen Sie Braunschweig in drei Stunden mit dem Zug. Frankfurt ist ca. 350km von Braunschweig entfernt.

    Die Berliner Flughäfen Schönefeld und Tegel sind ca. 120 Minuten und 230km von Braunschweig entfernt. Züge fahren hier ebenfalls stündlich in Richtung Braunschweig.



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    Projektassistenz der Wissenschaftlichen Geschäftsführung

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