DZIF Annual Meeting

German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)


03. – 04. December 2018

Kongresshalle Stadthalle Heidelberg

Dear Colleagues,

We cordially invite you to this year's Annual Meeting of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) in Heidelberg.


Virtually every day, we see just how much infection medicine is gaining in importance, not only owing to breakouts of seasonal illnesses. We are also seeing a growing significance of multi-resistant bacteria. Furthermore, we are facing germs from various regions around the world entering Germany due to high levels of travel and migration.


The German Center for Infection Research is specialised in translational research that utilises insights from fundamental research for applications. For this reason, we have defined various overarching topics for the conference in Heidelberg, which the individual focus areas (TTUs and TIs) can and shall present. In addition, we would like to call attention to interaction and overlapping with other health centres. This is why we have planned a symposium in collaboration with the German Center for Lung Research (DZL) to address common aspects of lung infection research.


It will feature presentations, a poster exhibition and additional opportunities to share experiences. The setting in and surrounding the Heidelberg Stadthalle centre is also conducive to good and intensive communication. We believe this conference will provide the opportunity to further strengthen networking between the DZIFs and other health centres.


We hope to see you in Heidelberg from 3 to 4 December 2018.



Prof. Dr. K. Heeg

Prof. Dr. H.-G. Kräusslich

PD Dr. A. Riemer

Prof. Dr. S. Urban