Jürgen Wehland Symposium NoRDI VII

and the Jürgen Wehland Award Ceremony


NoRDI VII will focus on the topic „Infection: Persistence, Resistance and Therapy“. In this regard, key mechanisms of persistence and resistance employed by infectious agents will be discussed, and innovative therapies to tackle them will be presented. Embedded in the scientific programme is the Jürgen Wehland Prize ceremony for young scientists in infection research. The ceremony takes place for the fourth 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 institutions 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 in the field. 

    Date: 27.10.2016, 10:00


    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig

    Building and room



    Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung

  • Programme

    Jürgen Wehland Symposium - NoRDI VII 

    and the Jürgen Wehland Award Ceremony


    Programme - 27 October 2016



    Prof. Dirk Heinz
    Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research
    Welcome address

    Prof. Antonio Alcami
    Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa, Spain
    "Global transcriptome analysis of the host response to ectromelia virus infection: modulation by the viral TNF receptor"

    Prof. Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt
    Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany
    "Bacterial Clp proteases as novel targets in antibacterial drug discovery"

    Prof. Dirk Bumann
    University of Basel, Switzerland
    "Pathogen Heterogeneity during Infection: Impact on Disease Progression and Therapy"

    Prof. Tobias Feuchtinger
    Klinikum der Universität München, Germany
    "Treatment of virus infection with antigen-specific T-cells"

    Prof. Joachim Hauber
    Heinrich Pette Institute, Germany
    “Inactivation of HIV proviral DNA by genome editing” 

    Dr. Sophie Helaine
    Imperial College London, United Kingdom
    Salmonella forms intracellular persisters with TacT”

    Dr. Marina Lusic
    Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany
    "The Nuclear Determinants of HIV-1 Integration and Infection"

    Prof. Joachim Morschhäuser
    Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, Germany
    "The evolution of antifungal drug resistance in Candida albicans"

    Prof. Albert Osterhaus
    University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Germany, Foundation
    "Emerging viral threats: are we prepared?"

    Prof. Man-Wah Tan
    Genentech San Francisco, United States
    Engineering Antibody-Antimicrobial Conjugates to Treat Infections"

  • Register

    Registration closed.



  • 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.



Cornelia Senske
Sekretariat (vormittags)
+49 531 6181-4610

Bettina Mehner
Chemische Biologie
+49 531 6181-3401

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