Dear friends and colleagues,

it is our pleasure to announce the 18th workshop of the study group „Cell Biology of Viral Infections“, which is this year sponsored by the German Research Platform for Zoonoses. This year’s workshop will be held for the sixth time at the Schöntal Monastery from October 23-25 2019. The theme of the workshop will be:


Cell biology of zoonotic viral infections: from reservoirs to humans

The 2019 keynote speakers

Our aim is to bring experts of the cell biology field together with virologists and to encourage and assist scientific exchange in both areas. This year’s meeting will again bring five keynote speakers with careers that perfectly illustrate this concept. They will cover topics as large as arthropod cell biology and various zoonosis from molecular and cellular level perspectives. They will share their unique experience and vision in both cell biology and virology. This year again will be a session on scientific editing, which will be chaired by Karen Mossman (Editor at PLoS Pathogens).

We will continue with the tradition of our lively atmosphere with our open discussion! Please remember, that the virology-related presentations do not have to be connected with our current workshop topic! We are excited to welcome back our two presentation winners from last year’s meeting and to hear their new results.

We look forward to seeing old faces and meeting new colleagues who share our excitement for viruses and cells!

See you in Schöntal!

The workshop chairs
Gisa & Pierre-Yves

Gisa Gerold, PhD
Center for Experimental and Clinical Infection
Research Institute for Experimental Virology
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 7
30625 Hannover

Pierre-Yves Lozach, PhD
Center of Infectious Diseases, Virology
University Hospital Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 324
69120 Heidelberg