It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the joint International Symposium of the Collaborative Research Centre 900 “Chronic Infections: Microbial Persistence and its Control” and the Cluster of Excellence RESIST (Resolving Infection Susceptibility). Now in its third and last funding period (2018-2022), CRC 900 was established in 2010 to investigate the multiple facets of microbial persistence, ranging from properties of persisting microbes to their interaction with host cells and the immune system. The Cluster of Excellence RESIST, which is also funded by the German Research Foundation, has started in 2019 with the aim to understand the fundamental determinants of susceptibly to infectious diseases in vulnerable individuals.
We have invited international experts on these topics to promote the interaction of our Collaborative Research Centre and RESIST with colleagues across the globe. We are looking forward to two days of scientific exchange and discussions and hope to present not only the work that is ongoing in CRC 900 and RESIST, but also aspects of Hannover cultural life.
I am looking forward to meeting you all and hope that you will enjoy the conference and your visit to Hannover.