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EVOluTION Conference, Seeon Abbey, Bavaria, Germany, 9th-11th September 2019

EVOluTION Conference


The EVOluTION Conference took place near Munich, Germany over the three days September 9th-11th, 2019.

The conference was an opportunity for the EVOluTION ESRs to showcase and present their research to an international scientific audience, alongside presentations by world-class researchers in the field of inflammation and endogenous tissue protection.

High-profile external speakers at the conference included Professors Charles Serhan and Filip Swirski from Harvard Medical School, Professor Eike Latz from the University of Bonn, Professor Esther Lutgens from the University of Amsterdam and Professor Olaf Wolkenhauer from the University of Rostock.

The conference was attended by international delegates. All network beneficiaries were represented and all 11 ESRs were present. Amongst the delegates were industry partners and members of the EVOluTION Expert Advisory Board. Moreover, a number of external PhD students from network beneficiaries participated, taking the  opportunity to add value to their training as well as facilitate networking amongst peers and members of the wider scientific community.

A student poster competition was held as part of the conference, open to both EVOluTION ESRs and external PhD students. Of the 20 posters presented, four independent judges selected two joint best poster awards that came with cash prizes. 

The conference setting, at a secluded lakeside 10th century Benedictine monastery, was commended by the delegates. There were good opportunities for the delegates to network and socialise. At the official conference dinner, held at the Abbey, the 11 ESRs received a commemorative EVOluTION beer mug.

The EVOluTION Conference programme is available to download here: EVOluTION Conference programme [PDF 140KB]


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