The One Past Health Workshop (Plön)
Beginn: Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2017 14:00
Ende: Freitag, 17. Februar 2017 14:00

The One Past Health Workshop (Plön)

Understanding past zoonotic events to predict future ones


Many infectious diseases that are of high public health relevance today find their roots in past zoonotic events, e.g. the HIV-1 pandemics. Similarly, for these infectious diseases involving recurrent transmission from zoonotic reservoirs, most transmission events lie in the past, e.g. the historical pandemics of Yersinia pestis. These past events are an immense, precious and underexplored record of the processes leading to zoonotic emergence. There are two major ways to reconstruct these past transmission events: infer them from present-day pathogen genetic diversity or directly observe them using ancient DNA. This workshop aims to foster the interdisciplinary dialog of medical and veterinary sciences with disease ecology and evolution. The resulting interactions will promote interdisciplinary scientific progress and may ultimately help uncovering ways to prevent future zoonotic events.

Further information

Deadline for registration is December 21st, 2016!

The registration fee is 50 Euros and includes all snacks and meals during the conference. 



Charlie Nunn, Duke University, USA

Christian Drosten, Uni Bonn, Germany

Frank Kirchhoff, Uni Ulm, Germany

Simone Sommer, Uni Ulm, Germany

Philippe Lemey, KU Leuven, Belgium

Johannes Krause, MPI-SHH, Germany



Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany

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