German - African Cooperations on Infection Research

On September 17th and 18th 2015, the first joint event of the German Research Platform on Zoonoses and the German Center for Infection Research, the workshop “German-African Cooperations on Infection Research” took place at Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) in Hamburg.

Under the scientific and organizational leadership of Prof. Dr. Jürgen May (BNITM, work group May) and Prof. Dr. Martin H. Groschup (Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut, INNT), the national and international participants (among others from various African and European countries) were given an overview of previous infection research activities of German scientific institutions in Africa, their collaboration with African institutions and of the work and development of African institutions. In the ensuing professional discussion, the relevant results and experiences were discussed, existing problems addressed and recommendations for improvement of international and interdisciplinary cooperation for European and African governmental organizations and political policy makers were deduced.

In addition, various national and international networking and promoting options were presented, including the German Research Platform for Zoonoses. For the purposes of "One Health", "Global Health" and better cooperation between research and public health, the workshop was attended by representatives from human and veterinary medicine as well as infection biology, among others from university and non-university research institutions in Germany and abroad (including the Institute Pasteur and ILRI), university clinics, national and international research and research funding organizations (inter alia, DLR-PT and the Joint FAO / IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture) and the Bundeswehr (German military).

The feedback from participants and speakers given during the workshop was exceedingly positive. A continuation of similar events on this topic was unanimously welcomed. For more efficient networking, contact and project data are to be included in a common database.



DLR-PT: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt Projektträger l German Center for Air and Space Travel – Project sponsor

ILRI: International Livestock Research Institute

INNT: Institut für neue und neuartige Infektionskrankheiten l Institute for new and emerging infectious diseases  






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