24 Jan

Science Talks: Science and (public) health

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

24 January 2023


Online & Große Aula Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1 80539 München

Research on risks of future pandemics: Event in the context of the Science Talks

As part of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, global research on infectious diseases and vaccines has received an immense increase in societal attention. What have we learned from this pandemic thus far, and how can science and medicine contribute to the advancement of public health in the future? Research on risks and containment of new pandemics in times of climate change, shrinking wildlife habitats, and globalization is of great importance. Where are we on this journey?


  • Prof. Dr. Oliver T. Keppler is Chairman of the Max von Pettenkofer Institute at LMU Munich and holds the Chair of Virology as well as Principal Investigator at the Gene Center of LMU Munich.
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Lothar H. Wieler is President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the main biomedical research institution of the Federal Government. In this capacity, he advises the Federal Government, for instance, on the containment of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and, most recently, monkeypox.

The event will be offered in presence as well as online as livestream. The registration link for participation in the livestream will be published on the Science Talks website approximately 14 days before the event.

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