Fraunhofer Life Science Symposium 2017


Wednesday, November 8, 2017


10:30 am


Welcome Address

11:00 am


Diagnosis of infections by photonic technologies –  Popp J (Keynote)

Next-generation near-patient biomarker diagnostics – Stückemann T

Open universal diagnostics platform for global health applications – Becker H

Lab-on-a-Chip with Incorporated Microarrays for the Detection of AMRs – Peter H

0:30 pm

Lunch / Poster Session

1:30 pm

Next generation sequencing in diagnostics

NGS in infection diagnostics – Barzon L (Keynote)

Waste water E. coli are multi-drug resistant with pathogenic potential and have an unexpectedly large pan genome harbouring antibiotic resistance genes – Schroeder M

Rapid nanopore sequencing-based diagnostic platform for bloodstream infections – Sohn K

Bacterial communities in human heart valves. Towards a new paradigm in infectious endocarditis? – Calvo-Cano A

Analysis of cell-mediated and humoral immunity in veterinary research – Mabtech AB

lecture sponsered byMabtech AB

3:00 pm

Coffee Break

3:30 pm


Current market developments for infectious disease diagnostics – Ehricht R (Keynote)

Bringing innovative diagnostics into market – Ermantraut E (Keynote)

4:30 pm


4:45 pm

Nucleic acid based diagnostics

The application of isothermal nucleic acid amplification in diagnostics and point-of-care testing – Kersting S

Combination of classifiers identifies fungal-specific activation of the lysosome genes in monocytes – König R

Strategies and solutions for sample preparation in the diagnostics of infectious diseases – Sandetskaya N

Diagnosis and understanding of chronic infections. Remember the biofilm – Rolighed Thomsen T

t.b.a. – Biotype Diagnostic GmbH

lecture sponsered byBiotype Diagnostic GmbH

6:00 pm


6:15 pm

Evening lecture

Challenges for diagnosis of infectious diseases through globalization – Koopmanns M (Keynote)

7:00 pm

Get Together


Thursday, November 9, 2017


9:00 am


Sepsis diagnostics

The history and future of sepsis diagnosis – Bauer M (Keynote)

Clinical evaluation of next-generation sequencing diagnostics of infecting agents in septic patients /// Next-generation sequencing diagnostics of bacteremia in septic patients – Grumaz C

Detection of carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria from agar cultures and directly from positive blood cultures using light-scattering method – Idelevich EA

Transcriptional profiling of innate immune cells in the critically ill to distinguish between sepsis and non-infectious systemic inflammation – Coulibaly A

10:30 am

Coffee Break

11:00 am

Regulatory Issues

Regulatory issues and authorization procedures for new diagnostic methods – Sichtig H (Keynote)

Some carrots and many sticks: Clinical trials in accordance with the new EU-regulation – Hain J

0:01 pm

Lunch / Poster Session

1:00 pm

Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases

Latest findings in ZIKA diagnosis – Schmidt-Chanasit J (Keynote)

Development of a peptide-based subtyping platform for influenza viruses (FluType) – Hovestädt M

Chikungunya outbreak investigation in a Cambodian rural community – Long-lasting immunity and cross-protection across diverse genotypes – Auerswald H

Rapid on-chip detection of chlamydia trachomatis for using loop-mediated isothermal amplification – Kuhlmeier D

t.b.a. – KNAUER

lecture sponsered byKnauer

2:30 pm

Coffee Break

2:45 pm

Serology bases diagnostics

CTCelect: Fully automated singularization of CTCs from blood for cancer immunotherapy – Schunck T

Immunoprofiling – basis for serodiagnostics – Neumann T

Differentiation of dengue and Zika virus antibodies using envelope proteins with mutations in the conserved fusion loop domain – Rockstroh A

Improved dose decision with comprehensive Diagnostics data – Brand J

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