10 Jahre vernetzte Zoonosenforschung

2007 - 2017

Dear colleagues, 

it is our great pleasure to announce the National Symposium on Zoonoses Research 2017, which will take place from October 12 - 13, 2017 in Berlin, Germany

Building on last year's success with >350 participants, the symposium will once again bring together students and professionals from different zoonoses research areas. 

Zoonoses are a global challenge – whether they are well-known or newly emerging diseases, whether they are caused by viruses, bacteria, parasites or prions, or whether they are transmitted directly or via vectors. Well-founded interdisciplinary research is essential to successfully fight this health burden. 

For this year´s symposium we have again created an agenda that we hope appeals to everyone. This includes keynote presentations by well-known colleagues as well as selected workshop talks in parallel sessions covering a broad spectrum of topics. In particular, we’d like to highlight the keynotes on Thursday morning and Friday afternoon and as well as two special sessions on Thursday and Friday on Networked Zoonoses Research in Germany

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who submits abstracts and prepares posters and presentations. All of you are making a significant contribution to the success of this conference. 

Once again, our Young Scientists Breakfast will take place on Friday morning. Junior scientists are invited to take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss topics such as career planning, research experiences and other subjects with experienced colleagues during a casual breakfast session. 

The conference is designed as a platform for exchanging up-to-date knowledge, meeting new cooperation partners and intensifying existing partnerships beyond scientific disciplines and geographical boundaries. Let’s join forces and bring the One Health idea to life! 

Sincerely yours,

Stephan Ludwig (Münster), Martin Groschup (Greifswald, Insel Riems), Sebastian C. Semler (Berlin) (Conference Chairs) 


  • Prof. Dr. Simone Sommer, Ulm, Germany: Rodent-borne Zoonoses 
  • Prof. Dr. Keizo Tomonaga, Kyoto, Japan: Bornavirus infection: a new model of evolution and coexistence of RNA viruses
  • Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinstag, Basel, Swizerland: One Health – (Not) Just a Buzz-Word 
  • Dr. Mika Salminen, Finland: Global Health Security Agenda: Antimicrobials, Zoonoses and Biosafety/Biosecurity


  • Antimicrobial use and resistance
  • Risk assessment, epidemiology and modelling
  • New- and re-emerging zoonoses
  • Novel methods, diagnostics and next-generation sequencing
  • Innate and adaptive immune response
  • Pathogen-cell-interaction
  • Public Health and social issues


Continuous Veterinary Education

The symposium is requested as continuous veterinary education. Veterinarians will receive a certificate during the lunch breaks of the symposium.


Continuous Medical education

The symposium is requested as continuous medical education. Please note that physicians need one barcode label per day for the confirmation of participation.

Program 2017

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The National Symposium on Zoonoses Research 2017 is sponsored by
Boehringer Ingelheim




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