Leibniz Graduate School for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDIS)
The constantly increasing transmission of novel pathogens into the human population poses a central challenge to future research into infectious diseases. The timely development of preventive and therapeutic approaches is essential to prevent pandemics with potentially devastating medical consequences. The research into novel pathogens requires particular expertise in the molecular, cellular and organismic analysis of infectious processes as well as access to laboratories which provide a maximum level of biocontainment. The goal of the Leibniz Graduate School for Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDIS) is to provide young scientists with an excellent training in the area of novel pathogens and to improve the cooperation between the laboratories working in this field, thereby enabling research to adequately meet future challenges. The graduate school is a joint operation of researchers in Marburg and Göttingen. At both locations, research is focused on novel pathogens and excellent structures for the training of young scientists have been established.