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Junior Scientist Zoonoses Meeting 2020

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The JSZM and Corona

Even though German policymakers have adopted initial easing of restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still confronted with a very dynamic infection situation and the crisis has not yet been overcome. For this reason we have decided to hold this year's Junior Scientist Zoonoses Meeting online. We are going to release a schedule of the online live meeting, that will take place on the 4th and 5th of June, soon on our website. If your are interested in participating in the event but not yet registered you may still send your registration form to dana.thal@fli.de until 4th of May 2020.

Join us in Leipzig and advance your career!

The German Research Platform for Zoonoses invites motivated doctoral students and postdocs (up to three years post-graduation) from all disciplines of zoonoses research to join the annual Junior Scientist Zoonoses Meeting (JSZM) at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI) in Leipzig from June 4th to June 5th 2020.

The meeting is designed to maintain and support a multidisciplinary network for young scientists within the German Research Platform for Zoonoses and to assist doctoral students and postdocs in their career development. Your participation is highly appreciated!

Program overview: 

  • Present and discuss your own research at round table discussions and train your presentation skills.
  • Gain insights into the professional careers of senior researchers, their personal experiences and learn about funding possibilities.
  • Expand your professional knowledge and learn new things.
  • Broaden your professional network.
  • Use your voting right – participate in the election of the Junior Scientists representative as a full valid member of the Internal Advisory Board of the Zoonoses Platform. You may also run for election yourself.

You can find the preliminary program here.


O4. – 05.06.2020


Fraunhofer-Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology (IZI), Perlickstraße 1, 04103 Leipzig


The conference language is English. (The election of the Young Scientist representative for the Internal Advisory Board will be held in German. Please refer to the program for further details.)

Entry fees:

Participation is free of charge. Participants have to organize and pay for their travel expenses and accommodation by themselves.

Conditions of Participation:

All doctoral students and postdocs who are a member of the German Platform for Zoonoses Research can apply. (Not a member yet? You can apply for membership here.)

Participants must submit an abstract illustrating both the zoonosis and multidisciplinary aspect of their research work. For participation, the acceptance of the submitted abstract is mandatory. The abstract is to be presented as a poster (DIN A0) and a short oral presentation (5 min, presentation slides) at the meeting.

Abstract template

The entry deadline is the 14th of April 2020.


Education credits for both physicians (Ärztekammer) and veterinarians (ATF) are applied for. The meeting is creditable for the One Health Certificate.


To register please fill out the registration form and the abstract template. Send both together by April 14th 2020 to zoonosenplattform@fli.de (subject "Registration JSZM 2020").

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Dana Thal at +49 (0)383517 1198 or by email (dana.thal@fli.de).