• German Biotechnology days, 09-10.04.2019 in Würzburg, Germany was attended by Marc Hovestädt and Renata Martins. In addition to plenary sessions, the Meeting programme featured numerous symposiums and breakfast seminars on various topics in medical and industrial biotechnology, as well as on topics like framework conditions, success factors, and financing issues that biotechnology faces in Germany.
  • 10th International Peptide Symposium, 03-07.12.2018 held in Kyoto, Japan was attended by Marc Hovestädt and Henry Memczak with a poster presentation. This international symposium covered a wide spectrum of topics in peptide science, including discovery, synthesis, biological activity, relationship to physiology and pathology, and application to drugs and materials.
  • 10th Potsdam Days on Bioanalyses was organized by the FluType project, in collaboration with Berlin Partner for Business and Technology. The symposium took place in Golm-Potsdam, between 01-02.11.2018. This symposium provided an excellent platform for researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs to discuss diagnostics hot topics, trends and recent developments as well as new areas of application and future markets. This year’s motto was “Challenges of developing bioanalytics and diagnostics – Cooperation Meets Innovation”.
  • 4th International Conference on Influenza and Zoonotic diseases, 02-03.07.2018 held in Vienna, Austria was attended by Marc Hovestädt, Bernard Ay and Henry Memczak, who gave a keynote presentation. This conference brought together scientists, business delegates and talented student communities representing more than 20 countries. This year’s conference was based on the theme “New approaches to outbreak surveillance of Influenza and Zoonotic diseases”.
  • 2nd International Meeting on Respiratory Pathogens, 7-9.03.2018 held in Singapore was attended by Marc Hovestädt. This meeting focused on addressing the gaps in our understanding of the nature, diagnostic and management of respiratory pathogens by sharing recent advances in epidemiology, immunology, diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics and clinical management. Participants included clinicians, public health professionals, scientists, and policy makers who learned about respiratory pathogens, and discussed what are the next steps in reducing the burden of these diseases through research and policy initiatives
  • International conference on Influenza, 28-29.03.2018 held in Orlando, USA was attended by Henry Memczak with an oral presentation. This two-day conference addressed key issues concerning influenza strains, pandemics, epidemics and its impacts in the broader context of Epidemiology, Pathology, Virology, Clinical microbiology and Immunology. The conference topics also spanned from present knowledge to future scope and advancements.


Landespreis für Alternativmethoden für Tierversuche in Forschung und Lehre

18th October 2017

For their work on a quick in vitro assay that substitutes the need for animal testing in influenza characterization, the FluType project with researchers from the University of Potsdam, the Robert Koch Institute and the Fraunhofer IZI-BB were awarded the “State Prize for Alternative Methods for Animal Experiments in Research and Teaching” by the Senate Administration for Justice, Consumer Protection and Anti-Discrimination as well as the Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Companies and the Berlin Chamber of Veterinarians.