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Young Scentist Breakfast

As part of its promotion of young scientists, the Zoonoses Platform organizes an annual young scientists' breakfast on the morning of the last day of the International Symposium on Zoonoses Research. During a joint breakfast, interested young scientists can get in touch with established scientists, the so-called "Senior Scientists". The breakfast is intended to give participants the opportunity for an exchange of ideas across career stages in a relaxed atmosphere. The "Senior Scientists" present at the breakfast come from different fields of zoonoses research and vary from year to year.
Registration for the Young Scientist Breakfast is possible when registering for the symposium.

The Young Scientist Breakfast 2019 took place on 18 October 2019 as part of the Zoonoses Symposium.

The following Senior Scientists participated in 2019:

  • Dr. Laia Solano-Gallego, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Spain
  • Dennis Tappe, Bernhard Nocht Institute, Hamburg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Achim Hörauf, University Hospital of Bonn, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede, TiHo Hannover, Germany

A follow-up report on the YSB 2019 and pictures of the event can be found here.

Senior Scientist Profiles 2020_Logo

The Young Scientist Breakfast 2020 could unfortunately not take place in the usual form due to the coronavirus pandemic. Nevertheless, the Online Symposium 2020 again promoted the exchange between Junior and Senior Scientists.

The exchange took place in 2020 in form of the Senior Scientists Profiles. The following scientists took part in the format:

Dr. Kirsten Bos, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany
Prof. Dr. Alexander Westermann, Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB), Würzburg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Simone Sommer, Institute of Evolutionary Ecology and Conservation Genomics, Ulm, Germany
Prof. A. Marm Kilpatrick, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCSC , USA

For further questions regarding the YSB, please contact Dr. Dana Thal (