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Thursday, 20. June 2024 6:00 pm
Digital event, Gustaf-Dalman-Lecture

Jews and Samaritans in Late Antiquity: Archaeological and Literary Perspectives

13th digital Gustaf Dalman Lecture by Professor Steven Fine, Ph.D. (Yeshiva University, Department of Jewish History)

This lecture explores relationships between Samaritans and Jews from the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE through the rise of Islam through recent archaeological discoveries, Rabbinic, Samaritan and Christian literary sources. My organizing lens…

Monday, 24. June 2024 6:00 pm
Public event with live stream

Lung infections and ARDS

Public talk as part of the lecture series “Life Sciences” with the main topic “From Bacterial Infection to Therapy” by Professor Dr. Susanne Herold, M.D., Ph.D. (University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Medical Clinic V, Clinic for Infectiology and Hospital Hygiene)

Acute lower respiratory tract infections represent an increasing public health problem worldwide, and result in a disease burden greater than that of any other infection, with mortality rates unchanged over the past 50 years. Likewise, the lack of…

Wednesday, 26. June 2024 6:00 pm
Fellow Lecture

Symmetry and asymmetry in nature, in physics and in magnetically confined plasmas for fusion energy

Fellow Lecture by Professor Byron Jay Peterson, Ph.D. (Fellow of the Alfried Krupp Science College Greifswald)

Symmetry and asymmetry are often observed in nature and contribute to our sense of beauty in art.  Also in physics, symmetry and asymmetry appear and play important roles. In this lecture our understanding of symmetry and asymmetry is used to help…

Thursday, 27. June 2024 6:00 pm
Loeffler Lecture

Coevolution of balanced polymorphisms in the pig host and its intestinal microbiome

12th Loeffler Lecture by Professor Michel Georges, Ph.D. (Université de Liège, faculté de Médecine veterinaire)

To what extent microbiota composition is a heritable trait has received considerable attention in recent years, but has yielded conflicting results particularly in human. We provide evidence from a large Chinese mosaic pig population of an effect of…

Monday, 8. July 2024 6:00 pm
Public event with live stream

The experimental human pneumococcal challenge model: chances and applications

Public talk as part of the “Life Sciences” lecture series with the main topic “From Bacterial Infection to Therapy” by Dr. Britta Urban (University of Oxford, Department of Paediatrics)

Moderation: Professor Dr. Sven Hammerschmidt

Tuesday, 9. July 2024 6:00 pm
Public event with live stream

New insights from ancient genomes: what can ancient DNA tell us about Neandertal-human interactions?

Public talk as part of the lecture series “Discovering Origins: A Journey from the Beginnings of the Earth to the Origin of Humanity” by Dr. Mateja Hajdinjak (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)

Ancient DNA, or DNA extracted from long dead organisms, has proven invaluable for providing insights into prehistoric events that would otherwise not be accessible. Even though genomic data have been recovered from more than 10,000 ancient humans to…

Monday, 15. July 2024 Wednesday, 17. July 2024
International conference

Formal ethics 2024

International conference under the scientific direction of Professor Dr. Allard Tamminga (Greifswald)

“Formal Ethics” is a common denominator for the application of tools from logic, decision theory, game theory, and social choice theory to the analysis of concepts and theories in moral and political philosophy. It is a rapidly growing field of…

Monday, 12. August 2024 Saturday, 24. August 2024
Summer school

Wounds of War: Ukraine Two Years After the Invasion

XXVIII. Greifswalder Ukrainicum – Greifswald Ukrainian Summer School under the scientific direction of Professor Dr. Roman Dubasevych (Greifswald)

Two years after the Russian invasion, the Ukrainian population continues to demonstrate remarkable resistance and resilience in defending their country, despite acute shortages of ammunition, combat aircraft, and personnel. However, behind the heroic…

Tuesday, 27. August 2024 Thursday, 29. August 2024
International conference

Spins, waves and interactions 2024

International conference under the scientific direction of Michaela Lammel, Ph.D. (Constance), RNDr. Lukáš Nádvorník, Ph.D. (Praha), Mgr. Helena Reichlová, Ph.D. (Praha)

The 9th international workshop on new trends in spintonics, Spins, Waves and Interactions 2024, will take place from August 27 to August 29, 2024 in Greifswald, Germany. The main focus topics are altermagnets and non-collinear antiferromagnets,…

Wednesday, 4. September 2024 6:00 pm
Public event with live stream

Stay grounded, keep connected – flight reduction in academia

Public talk as part of the international summer school “SustainMV” in cooperation with the International Office of the University of Greifswald by Dr. Susann Görlinger (Ikarus Consulting, Zurich)

Moderation: Dr. Hasmik Hunanyan