LCI Summer School on "Perspectives on Structural and Systems Biology"

This year's Summer School of the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) on the topic "Perspectives in Structure and Systems Biology in Infection" took place in Fintel/Lower Saxony from 26 to 28 June. It offered the doctoral students of the structured graduate programme of the three institutes Leibniz Institute of Virology, Research Center Borstel and Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine a great opportunity for exchange and networking.

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The Summer School 2023 was hosted and led by the two department heads of the Leibniz Institute of Virology, Professor Kay Grünewald and Professor Maya Topf. Kay Grünewald is a recognised expert in the field of structural cell biology of viruses, while Maya Topf is an expert in integrative virology in infection research. The combination of their expertise and experience provided participants with valuable insights into the latest developments in the field.

The three-day event included lectures, workshops and poster sessions in which current research results and innovative approaches in structural and systems biology in infections were presented. In addition, the PhD students were given the opportunity to present their own PhD projects and to benefit from the insights of the other participants.

This year's winners for the best short presentation in the format of a speed talk or science slam were Christoph Henkel (1st prize), Celina Prosch (2nd prize) and Jaqueline Marschner (3rd prize). The prize for the best poster was awarded to Stefan Pfister.

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Award ceremony for the "Best Speed Talk"   ©LIV

About the LCI Summer School

The LCI Summer School is an annual event organized by the three partner institutes of the Leibniz Center Infection (LIVFZB und BNITM). It is the curriculum of the structured graduate program of the three institutes and provides a platform for professional exchange, networking and presentation of current research results.

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