With friendly support of the
gold sponsor

Dear colleagues,


We would like to cordially invite you to this year’s German Center for Infection Research Annual Meeting in Cologne.


Ebola and Zika viruses, dangerous hospital pathogens and extensively resistant tuberculosis bacteria have recently drastically demonstrated the kind of global challenges infection research has been confronted with over and over again.

The German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has been taking up these challenges since 2012, and has compiled a programme for the 2016 Annual Meeting that does justice to the various topics of research.


All nine DZIF research fields (TTUs) will present their current findings and research highlights in a session each. For the first time, Academy scholarship holders will give talks to close each session. The DZIF Academy’s declared goal is to educate and train the next generation of infection researchers and to continuously expand its programme. Besides this, the DZIF infrastructures that benefit all the research fields will be presented at one of the forums. As in previous years, an extensive poster exhibition will accompany the Annual Meeting’s programme. We are looking forward to receiving interesting abstracts from you.


Lectures, discussions and the poster exhibition all provide opportunities for intensive information exchange which can be continued at the social evening in the Brauhaus. Use this meeting to strengthen your network with colleagues from the other partner sites. The DZIF thrives through collaboration.


We would look forward to welcoming you in Cologne from 24 to 26 November 2016.



Best regards,


Your Conference Chairs



Prof. Dr. Winfried Barchet

Prof. Dr. Jan Felix Drexler

Dr. Jan Rybniker

PD Dr. Maria Vehreschild