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.

  • Overview

    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).



    Date: 29.10.2015, 10:00


    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig

    Building and room



    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

  • Programme

    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)

  • Register


    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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  • Directions

    How to find us in Braunschweig

    Lage des Helmholtz-Zentrums in der Stadt Braunschweig.


    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

    Inhoffenstraße 7

    38124 Braunschweig


    From Berlin/Wolfsburg/Helmstedt:

    • A2 till motorway interchange Wolfsburg/Königslutter > A39 direction Kreuz BS-Süd/Wolfenbüttel/Bad Harzburg
    • A39 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS Süd > A395 direction Wolfenbüttel
    • A395 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
    • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße

    From Celle/Hannover:

    • A2 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS Nord > A391 direction Kreuz BS Süd/Bad Harzburg/Wolfenbüttel
    • A391 motorway interchange Kreuz BS Süd > A395 direction Wolfenbüttel
    • A395 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
    • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße

    From Kassel/Salzgitter:

    • A7 till motorway interchange Kreuz Salzgitter > A39 direction Berlin/Braunschweig/Salzgitter
    • A39 till motorway interchange Kreuz BS-Süd > A395 direction Wolfenbüttel
    • A395 till exit BS-Stöckheim > turn right into Mascheroder Weg
    • after 500m turn left into Inhoffenstraße


    Braunschweig Central Station has got two Intercity-Express-Lines, which are connecting Berlin-Braunschweig-Göttingen-Fulda-Frankfurt-Mannheim. 

    Two other Intercity-Lines are in direction to Leipzig, Halle, Magdeburg and Hannover, Bremen, Oldenburg, Bielefeld, Wuppertal and Köln.

    Here you'll get more information about the timetable.

    Bus or Tram

    Bus line 431 or Tram line 1 from central station to stop "Stöckheimer Markt". Turn left into "Mascheroder Weg" and after 500m turn right into "Inhoffenstraße". 

    Futher links:

    Braunschweig traffic corporation

    Electronic time table (EFA)

    Map provided by the city of Braunschweig


    Hannover Airport is about 60 minutes away from Braunschweig (60km). You can hourly take a train in direction of Braunschweig.

    From the International Airport Frankfurt you can reach Braunschweig in 180 minutes by train and it's about 350km away.

    Berlin's Airports Schönefeld and Tegel are 120 minutes away from Braunschweig (230km). A train in direction of Braunschweig leaves every hour.



  • Christine Bentz

    Christine Bentz

    Project Assistant to the Scientific Director

    +49 531 6181-1002

    +49 531 6181-1099



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