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The course will take place in Jena  - for details see Location.

Venue for the scientific programme

The Research Group Microbial Immunology (MI; head Prof. Ilse Jacobsen) and the Department of Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms (MPM; head Prof. Bernhard Hube) at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) in Jena, Germany, will host this FEBS course. In addition, Dr. Falk Hillmann and his team from the Junior Research Group Evolution of Microbial Interactions will actively contribute to the course by supervising experiments.

The HKI consists of five scientific departments, four Research Groups, five Junior Research Groups and several cross sectional units and associated groups. The research within the institute is focused on two areas: natural products produced by microorganisms and infection biology of pathogenic fungi. Of particular interest for the course is the focus on infection biology of pathogenic fungi. The HKI takes a comprehensive approach to study fungus-host interactions at all levels, including transcriptome, metabolome, proteome, cell biology, novel genetic analysis and systems biology of fungal pathogens.

The HKI is located at the Beutenberg Campus which provides excellent local infrastructure and technical facilities for innovative and cutting-edge research. The hosting groups are located in two buidings 50 m apart with spacious fully equipped state-of-the-art laboratories; additionally, a special teaching laboratory, seminar and conference rooms and a canteen are available on site for the course.

Building A8 of the HKI


Event participants will stay at the hotel ibis Jena City located in the historic city center. From there, the course site can be conveniently reached within 10 min by public transport. The restaurants for dinner, many sight seeing attractions, and the train stations are within walking distance.
Accommodation and tickets for public transport will be arranged by the Course Organizers.

Accommodation costs included in the registration fee are for a douple occupancy room. The hotel may consider requests for a single room, subject to availability, and this will be charged at the applicant's expense (details to be determined). If you're interested in a single room, please indicate this in your application letter.


  • Applications Opening
    1 August 2019
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    31 October 2019
  • Applications closing
    31 October 2019

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