Microbes in Context

Antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens (ARBPs) are endemic, increasingly prevalent, and pose a significant clinical challenge, often resulting in severe morbidity and mortality in healthcare-associated infections. To effectively prevent and treat ARBP infections, it is crucial to develop a comprehensive understanding of how these pathogens sustain and evolve within the host during colonization, infection, and antibiotic treatment. This necessitates interdisciplinary efforts.

The primary objective of this workshop is to consolidate the collective knowledge and expertise of the research areas within the German Center for Infection Research, but also to build networks with additional German Centers for Health Research (DZG).

The workshop will specifically focus on ARBP colonization and infection within the context of:

  • different host niches, the respective nutritional milieu and the respective microbial communities
  • host-specific and niche-specific immunology
  • antibiotic treatment and virulence
  • viral co-infection

Furthermore, the workshop aims to evaluate the potential of computer-based modeling in predicting pathogen characteristics within host-associated environments, which can greatly aid in future research and accelerate clinical translation.

The main goal is to identify and assemble existing expertise to establish overarching structures and approaches within the DZG that can foster innovation and drive forward new projects addressing the challenges posed by ARBPs.

The registration ist closed.

Prof. Dr Dennis Nurjadi
Prof. Dr Simon Heilbronner

For further questions please contact Dr Doris Heidmann.

DZIF Research Area "Healthcare-Associated and Antibiotic-Resistant Bacterial Infections"

ATLANTIC Hotel Lübeck
Schmiedestraße 9-15
23552 Lübeck

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