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Zoonoses 2021 - International Symposium on Zoonoses Research

October, 13th - 15th 2021


Due to the ongoing corona pandemic and the associated planning uncertainties regarding the implementation of face-to-face events, the Zoonoses 2021 - International Symposium on Zoonoses Research - after the very successful premiere in 2020 - will again take place online.
It will take place from 13 - 15.10.2021 and will be under the guiding theme "From disease ecology to SARS-CoV-2". We are pleased to announce that the following speakers have already agreed to give a keynote speech:

Sarah Cleaveland (University of Glasgow, UK)

Chelsea Wood (University of Washington, USA)

Jose de la Fuente (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Florian Krammer (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)

Lothar Wieler (Robert Koch-Institute, Germany)

Here you can find the preliminary program.

Registration is closed

No conference fees will be charged

Abstract submission:
Abstract submission is closed

Please note: To submit an abstract you`ll need a registration-ID (so please register online first) AND - as in the last years - an indico-profile. You can create an indico-profile here: https://bit.ly/3y2fbOz

Abstracts will be accepted on the following topics:

  • Covid-19/ SARS-CoV-2
  • Antimicrobial Use and Resistance
  • Bioinformatics, Data Assessment
  • Ecology of Zoonotic Infections
  • Vaccines, Innate and Adaptive Immune Response
  • New and Re-Emerging Zoonotic Diseases
  • Novel Methods, Diagnostics and NGS
  • Parasites
  • Pathogen-Cell Interaction
  • Pathogenesis and Modelling of Zoonotic Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Risk Assessment, Epidemiology and Modelling
  • Free Topics

Please note that you may only submit one abstract per person. You may submit this either for a talk or for a poster presentation. The scientific committee of the symposium will evaluate the abstracts afterwards. You will then be notified in due course whether your abstract has been accepted and for which presentation format. Please note that the space for oral presentations is limited.

Young scientist submitting an abstract for poster presentation declare their willingness to participate in this year's virtual poster slam. For this slam, a 1-minute presentation in the form of a pre-recorded video must be submitted (submission deadline for the video will be communicated separately). 

All accepted abstracts will be published in our digital abstract book - unless you object to this at the time of submission.

Abstract Deadline:

The deadline for the extended Abstract Submission is July, 18th 2021 at 23:59 o'clock (CET)

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The "Zoonoses 2021 - International Symposium on Zoonoses Research" is sponsored by Pfizer

After the success of the last year, we are looking forward to welcoming you virtually at our "Zoonoses 2021 - International Symposium on Zoonoses Research (Online-Edition)" in October.

Please keep an eye on your email, our website and facebook and twitter account for further announcements. Feel free to share the attached "Save-The-Date"-Card in your institutes and among interested persons.

If you have any questions you can contact the office of the German Research Platform for Zoonoses via email

Zoonoses 2021 - INternational Symposium on Zoonoses Research