06.10.2015, 10:00

Official HZI jubilee event

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Within our official jubilee event on 6 October 2015 ( 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) we would like to look back at the history of the Centre, shed light on its current status and discuss which topics might be relevant in the future.

2015 is a special year for the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig: we are turning 50! In October 1965 the first laboratories took up work on the campus were the HZI is now located.

Since the beginnings a lot has changed. Founded as the Institute of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics (IMB), the Federal Republic of Germany became the main stakeholder of the institute in 1975 which was then renamed as German Research Centre for Biotechnology mbH (GBF) in 1976. Since then the GBF was a member of the Association of National Research Centers (AGF), which later became the Helmholtz Association. From the early 2000s a shift in the research focus of the Centre started taking place resulting in the Centre being renamed Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in 2006.

Over the years the research site in Braunschweig-Stöckheim has become one of the outstanding research institutions in the area of infection research worldwide. A development we want to celebrate during our anniversary year.

The official HZI jubilee event on 6 October 2015 is only part of a year full of celebrations. Over the entire year we want to tell the success story that the HZI has become and will be presenting the research of the past, present and future on these pages.

Date

06.10.2015, 10:00

Location

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung, Braunschweig

Building and room

HZI-Forum

Welcome adress

Prof. Dirk Heinz, Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Prof. Otmar D. Wiestler, designated President of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

 

Greetings

Thomas Rachel, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research

Dr. Gabriele Heinen-Kljajić, Minister for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony

 

Roundtable discussions, moderation Lilo Berg 

Retrospective - Highlights from the past half-century

Focus - Pathogens, the immune system and therapeutics

Translation - Bench-to-bedside

Perspectives - Research in the future

 

Get-together

Prof. Dirk Heinz, Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

 

Get-together

How to find us in Braunschweig

Lage des Helmholtz-Zentrums in der Stadt Braunschweig.

Address

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Inhoffenstraße 7

38124 Braunschweig

Car

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

Train

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

Airplane

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.

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