Graduate School

The HZI International Graduate School for Infection Research (GS-FIRE) provides an innovative structured PhD programme within the field of Infection Research. Implemented at the campus of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig together with its partner universities GS-FIRE has created an electrifying environment where young researchers are stimulated to exchange knowledge with their colleagues, peers and leading scientists from around the world. Besides intensive scientific training the young researchers have the possibility of improving their soft skills and advancing their interdisciplinary knowledge in preparation for the job market.

Summer School on Infection Research

July 18 - 21, 2021

Dear Doctoral Researchers, dear Postdocs,

The German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF) in cooperation with the HZI Graduate School is organizing a Summer School on SARS-CoV-2 which will take place from July 18 – July 21, 2021. This Summer School does not only represent an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest research, but you also get the possibility to discuss your own work with the invited speakers and your colleagues to intensify and strengthen your networks.

Deadline for application is June 20, 2021.

In order to apply for participation in this Summer School, please fill in the form below and upload the abstract of your work in the given abstract template. All accepted applicants will present a poster or give a talk during the summer school.

Please note that only complete applications (including abstract) can be considered.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Marylyn Addo, Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf
  • Martin Beer, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut Greifswald
  • Melanie Brinkmann, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig
  • Dirk Brockmann, Humboldt Universität and Robert Koch-Institut, Berlin
  • Luka Cicin-Sain, Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig
  • Rolf Hilgenfeld, Universität zu Lübeck
  • Brigitte Keller-Stanislawski, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut
  • Marion Koopmans, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, WHO
  • Alexandra Kupke, Philipps Universität Marburg
  • Karl Lauterbach, Member of the German Bundestag
  • Mathias Munschauer, Helmholtz Institut für RNA-basierte Infektionsforschung
  • Albert Osterhaus, Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Erasmus MC Rotterdam, Universität Utrecht
  • Stefan Pöhlmann, Deutsches Primatenzentrum Göttingen
  • Gerd Sutter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Timo Ulrichs, Akkkon Hochschule Berlin
  • Tobias Welte, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover
Application for HZI Summer School
Working Adrdess
*if applicable
During the virtual Summer School on SARS-CoV-2 (“Event”) of the DZIF and the HZI Graduate School from 18 – 21 July, 2021 the participant will receive or have access to confidential information (“Information”) of the HZI and the other participants of the event (“Disclosers”).


Dr. Sabine Kirchhoff

GS-FIRE (International Graduate School for Infection Research)

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig


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