”Innovative animal models in infection research and immunology“

TWINCORE Symposium

Infection research, as pursued at TWINCORE, aims at unraveling pathogenesis of human infectious diseases and at finding new ways of diagnosis and treatment. Although in some cases studies in humans and direct examination of human specimen is possible, frequently analysis of animal models is essential to dissect basic principles of pathogenesis before these are ultimately verified in humans. In this symposium advanced animal models in the field of infection research and immunology will be highlighted. The challenge is, and in future will be, to develop animal models that provide mechanistic insights that are relevant for conditions in humans. Such predictive animal models will be instrumental to develop new diagnostics, therapeutics and biomarkers.

  • Overview


    Symposium Opening on Thursday, 27th September, at 08:30 pm

    Date: 27./28. September 2012



  • Programme

    Maria Masucci Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

    Dolores Schendel Helmholtz Zentrum München, München

    Klaus Pfeffer Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

    Harald von Boehmer Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston

    Yvette van Kooyk VU University Medical Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam

    Klaus Rajewsky Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin Berlin-Buch, Berlin

    Alexander Ploss The Rockefeller University, New York

    Michel Nussenzweig The Rockefeller University, New York

    Rick Flavell Yale School of Medicine, New Haven

    Hansjörg Schild Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Mainz

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    Zentrum für Experimentelle und Klinische Infektionsforschung GmbH
    Feodor-Lynen-Str. 7
    30625 Hannover
    Tel.: 0511-220027-0
    Fax: 0511-220027-186
    E-Mail: twincore(at)twincore.de

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