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French-German Summer School on Zoonoses and AMR in Food Production

Participants and organizers of the French-German Summer School for the Promotion of Veterinary Science 2023

Participants and organizers of the French-German Summer School for the Promotion of Veterinary Science 2023

Master beekeeper Stefanie Ludewig explains the special features of the honeycomb to the participants

Master beekeeper Stefanie Ludewig explains the special features of the honeycomb to the participants

In mid-June almost twenty doctoral students from ten veterinary universities traveled to Düppel for the French-German Summer School (FGS) for the Promotion of Veterinary Science.

News from Jul 18, 2023

Here a practical-scientific program on the topic of zoonoses and AMR in the food production chain awaited the participants, with which the organizers PD Dr. Lars Mundhenk, Prof. Jürgen Zentek, Prof. Ard Nijhof, Prof. Stefan Schwarz and Prof. Marcus Fulde filled the nine-day stay of their guests with a varied program. In the context of the focus “From feed to food and beyond – Veterinary competence to fight zoonoses and AMR” the participants from Alfort, Lyon, Nantes, Liège, Vienna, Bern and Zurich, Giessen, HanoverMunich and Berlin were able to attend lectures, courses and excursions. They also presented their own research projects to each other and visited the Long Night of the Sciences, the Robert Koch Institut, the campus of the former Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes, and the Julius Kühn Institut.

“The French-German Summer School at our department was a complete success, which makes me very happy. The participants expressed their gratitude for the diverse insights into content as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas and network in different contexts. My thanks go to all participating institutions of our department and to the Robert Koch Institute, Prof. Ralf Einspanier, Prof. Thomas Alter and Stefanie Ludewig for the insights into beekeeping and honey processing, Dr. Chris Weise for the Science History Tour across the campus of the former Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes and the student council for the great support,” emphasizes Dean of Research Prof. Marcus Fulde.

Since 2012 the “French-German Summer School for the Promotion of Veterinary Science” has been held annually with the aim of promoting more transparency and mutual cooperation, in which all university-based veterinary training institutions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France participate. Each of the participating institutions can send up to two participants, usually in their post-graduate studies.

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