The current conference entitled “Genetics of Inflammation and Infection” is dedicated to shed light on fundamental genetic mechanisms of inflammatory and infectious events and the involved bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens. Sparked by the current global pandemic of COVID-19, the field of infection genetics experiences a rapid progress demanding an intense exchange of experience and knowledge.
Accompanying vivid scientific discussions will foster a common understanding of fundamental and newly evolving principles of inflammatory and infectious processes and stimulate novel ideas. Therefore, the scientific program of this conference is not only exciting for experts in the field but also rewarding for everybody interested in infection genetics.
Host of this conference is the Life Sciences Faculty of the Technische Universität Braunschweig with its key research area in infection and drug research. Together with the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and the German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ) as a member institute of the Leibniz Association a strong local infrastructure to organize this conference is provided for this prevailing scientific topic.
The diverse conference program contains plenary lectures of invited speakers and oral contributions of participants selected from submitted abstracts. In addition, poster exhibitions with dedicated poster viewing sessions serve to foster scientific discussions during the entire conference.