FEBS Practical Course “State-of-the-art alternative infection models to study molecular mechanisms of human fungal infections”, 16-23 Feb 2020, Jena, Germany


In this course, we will address host-pathogen interactions by teaching state-of-the-art alternative infection models and techniques. Laboratory exercises focus primarily on Candida and Aspergillus, and include different infection models such as cell culture, interaction with primary immune cells, and alternative model hosts, combined with a wide array of state-of-the-art read-out methods, e.g. adhesion, invasion and damage assays, phagocytosis assays, and cytokine quantification. In order to broaden students understanding of infection models and pathogenesis, invited seminar speakers provide further insight into fungal biology and the methods and models used to study interactions of these fungi with the host.
Social evenings and coffee/lunch breaks provide ample opportunities for informal exchange and discussions between participants and lecturers.

Further information can be found here: https://humanfungalinfectionmodels2020.febsevents.org/

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