Location & dates EMBL Heidelberg, Germany 15 - 16 Nov 2018
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Programme

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Day 1 - Thursday 15 November 2018
TimeSpeaker
11:15 – 13:00 Arrival / Registration with light refreshments
13:00 – 13:15 Welcome address and introduction
Iain Mattaj, Director General, EMBL Heidelberg
Halldór Stefánsson, Science and Society Programme Manager, EMBL Heidelberg
13:15 – 15:40 Session 1 - Epidemics in human history
Chair: Michele Garfinkel, EMBO
13:15 – 13:50

Man’s best friend, or a rabid menace? The evolution of infectious disease
Steve Jones, University College London

13:50 – 14:25

The archaeology of microbes
Christina Warinner, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

14:25 – 15:00

1918 to 2018: A hundred years of flu pandemics
Kanta Subbarao, The University of Melbourne

15:00 – 15:40

Panel discussion (All the speakers from Session 1 as panelists)

15:40 – 16:10

Coffee break and Meet the Speakers with
Steve Jones, Christina Warinner, Kanta Subbarao

16:10 – 18:35

Session 2 - Infectious diseases: Major threats of our times
Chair: Nassos Typas, EMBL Heidelberg

16:10 – 16:45

Polio, HIV, Bird flu and Zika: Where are we now and what can we expect?
Hans-Georg Kräusslich, Heidelberg University Hospital

16:45 – 17:20

Antimicrobial development: A problem of science, economics and public policy
Don Ganem, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

17:20 – 17:55

Antibiotics, dysmaturity of the early life microbiome, and long-term consequences
Martin J. Blaser, NYU School of Medicine

17:55 – 18:35

Panel discussion (All the speakers from Session 2 as panelists)

18:35 – 19:00

Apéritif and Meet the Speakers with
Hans-Georg Kräusslich, Don Ganem, Martin J. Blaser

19:00 – 21:00

Conference Dinner in EMBL Canteen

Day 2 - Friday 16 November 2018
TimeSpeaker
09:00 – 10:30 Session 3 - Vaccines: Public perceptions and misconceptions
Chair: Halldór Stefánsson, EMBL Heidelberg
09:00 – 09:35

New directions in communicating epidemics
Erika Check Hayden, University of California, Santa Cruz

09:35 – 10:10

Fake news and vaccine scares – How science denial can kill and what we can do
Cornelia Betsch, University of Erfurt

10:10 – 10:30

Panel discussion (All the speakers from Session 3 as panelists)

10:30 – 10:50

Coffee break and Meet the Speakers with
Cornelia Betsch, Erika Check Hayden, Jennifer Gardy, Till Bärnighausen, Piers Millett

10:50 – 13:00

Session 4 - Public health, diseases of poverty, and biosecurity
Chair: Claire Standley, Georgetown University

10:50 – 11:25

The open-source outbreak: How might data prevent the next pandemic?
Jennifer Gardy, The University of British Columbia

11:25 – 12:00 The impact of interventions on health and social welfare
Till Bärnighausen, Heidelberg University Hospital
12:00 – 12:35

Biosecurity, synthetic biology and emerging infectious disease
Piers Millett, iGEM Foundation

12:35 – 13:00

Panel discussion (All the speakers from Session 4 as panelists)

13:00 – 13:05 Closing remarks
13:05 – 13:35 Packed lunch and departures