• New Developments in Immunology Inflammation and Infection

    November 06, 2020
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NDI3   -   New Developments in Immunology, Inflammation and Infection

November 06, 2020 II  Manor House, Borstel



The NDI3 is a scientific conference standing for New Developments in Immunology, Inflammation and Infection. This annual event takes place at the Research Center Borstel located in close proximity to Hamburg. It is organized by motivated PhD students who aim to bring together young and ambitious scientists to share their research and have fruitful discussions. The one-day conference is aimed at PhD students and postdoctoral research fellows interested in immunology, inflammation and infection. These topics will be combined in a modern agenda including presentations by international keynote speakers, talk and poster sessions, as well as an entertainment and prizing part.






08:15     Shuttle Service (Bad Oldesloe - Borstel)

08:30                 Registration

09:00                 Welcome (Prof. Dr. Stefan Ehlers)

09:15                  1st Keynote speaker:  Prof. Dr. Ari Waisman (University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz; Institute for Molecular Medicine Mainz)

10:15                   Talks Session "Autoimmunity & Allergy"

11:15                    Break + Poster session I

12:00                   Lunch

12:45                   2nd Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Igor Kramnik (Boston University School of Medicine; Dept of   Medicine;   Pulmonary, Allergy, Sleep & Critical Care Medicine)

13:45                   Talks Session "Host pathogen interaction"

14:45                   Break + Poster Session 2

15:30                   3rd Keynote speaker: Dr. Howard Junca (Leibniz Institute DSMZ, Department of Microbial Ecology and Diversity)

16:30                   Talks Session "Cutting edge technology & Therapeutics"

17:30                   Break

17:50                   Prizes and closing remarks

18:00                   Dinner

20:00                  Shuttle Service (Borstel - Bad Oldesloe)


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Keynote Speaker


Prof. Dr. Igor Kramnik

Boston University, Boston, United States

Prof. Dr. Igor Kramnik is an expert in mouse genetics. His lab is interested in mechanisms mediating susceptibility to - and why the lung is vulnerable to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. His group identified the sst1 locus responsible for necrotizing lung granuloma and described Ipr1 activation and death of macrophage. Furthermore, his group study epithelial cells in tuberculosis infection in order to develop interventions to restore epithelial function.





Prof. Dr. Ari Waisman

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ari Waisman studied biology in Israel and completed his PhD on immuno-biology in Rehovot, Israel. As Post-Doctoral fellow he worked in Immunology in Israel and Germany and started in 2001 as Independent Group Leader at the University of Cologne, Germany. In 2005, he was appointed Professor of Immunology in the Medical Department, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University (JGU) in Mainz. Since 2011 Prof. Dr. Ari Waisman is Director of the Institute for Molecular Medicine at the University Medical Center of the JGU, Mainz. He focuses especially on studying the mechanisms leading to the development of autoimmune diseases. Mainly the mechanisms leading to the induction and development of multiple sclerosis. With his work he made crucial contributions to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of autoimmune diseases and furthermore to the development of modern anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory therapies.



Dr. Howard Junca

DSMZ, Braunschweig, Germany

Dr. Howard Junca is an expert in metagenomics and microbial ecology: metabolism, genomics & evolution, and diversity ecogenomics & holobionts. He was president of the Latin American Association for Microbiology ALAM. Founder and director of Microbiomas Foundation and since 2018 he joined to the Department Microbial Ecology and Diversity Research at the Leibniz institute, DSMZ German Culture Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures.





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The conference is organized by 2nd year PhD candidates of the Borstel Biomedical Research School:


Organization team (from left to right): Junping Yin, Francy Johanna Perez-Llanos, Sandra Jukić, Maja Reimann, Lindsay Sonnenkalb, Ola Hawanot Tijani and Harriet Blankson







Research Center Borstel
Leibniz-Center for Medicine and Biosciences

Parkallee 1-40
D-23845 Borstel
+49 (0) 4537 / 188-0



A shuttle service will be provided from train station in Bad Oldesloe


Arriving by Bus:
From Hamburg: Continuation by public transport: Take the underground U1 until the stop Ochsenzoll.
From Ochsenzoll by bus/line 7550 (timetable) towards Bad Segeberg until the bus stop "Borstel (Sülfeld), B 432".
From Bad Segeberg:  From Bad Segeberg (ZOB) by bus/line 7550 (timetable) towards Ochsenzoll until the bus stop "Borstel (Sülfeld), B 432".

Arriving by train:
Destination Bad Oldesloe : It is advisable to take a taxi from Bad Oldesloe to the Research Center Borstel (approximately 35 Euro) or check the bus connection from Bad Oldesloe (ZOB) by bus/line 7141 (timetable) towards Henstedt-Ulzburg until the bus stop "Borstel (Sülfeld), Borsteler Hof".
Information & Booking via Deutsche Bahn

Arriving by car:
Please use this map to get your route. For using a navigation system, please enter the address "Parkallee 1, 23845 Borstel/Sülfeld" (53°49'06.1"N, 10°11'57.4"E).