Multidisciplinary Center for Infectious Diseases (MCID)

MCID Seminar series

MCID seminars are intended for a multidisciplinary audience, with experts to be invited from a wide range of academic disciplines. Register here if you would like to be kept up-to-date on upcoming MCID seminars. Upcoming MCID seminars:

To be announced soon

Previous MCID seminars:

Prof. Kei Sato

Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, Japan
"Evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and beyond"
Hosted by Prof. Volker Thiel, IVI (April 2024)

Prof. Massimo Palmarini

Director of Centre for Virus Research, University of Glasgow, UK
"Genetic barriers to avian influenza viruses cross-species transmission"
Hosted by Prof. Volker Thiel, IVI (November 2023)

Dr. Felix Gille

Digital Society Initiative, Universität Zürich
"What Is Public Trust in the Health System? Insights into Health Data Use"
Hosted by Dr. Caroline Schlaufer, MCID EPL and KPM (October 2023)

Dr. Peter Beyer

Deputy Executive Director, Global Antibiotic Research and Development Partnership
"Some thoughts on the antibiotic R&D landscape and related policy discussions"
Hosted by Prof. Rudolf Blankart, KPM (September 2023)

Prof. Richard Neher

Biozentrum, University of Basel
"Adaptation and immune escape of SARS-CoV-2"
Hosted by PD Dr. Christian Althaus, ISPM (June 2023)

Prof. Pascale Vonaesch

Department of Fundamental Microbiology, University of Lausanne
"Microbiome, Nutrition and Health"
Hosted by Prof. Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg, DBMR (May 2023)

Dr. Sabine Bavamian

Chief Scientific Officer, Swiss Biobanking Platform 
"Swiss Biobanking Platform: Strategy to support Quality, Visibility and Interoperability of biobanks"
Hosted by Dr. Aline Dousse-Bussard, IFIK (April 2023)