The importance of the topic of Zoonoses and the international and multidisciplinary research and networking in this regard has not least been made (more) clear by the Corona pandemic – also in the public perception.
The Symposium on Zoonoses aims to make its contribution to this by offering (especially young) researchers a platform within three days to exchange ideas in person and in lectures as well as in a more informal environment over a coffee and to discuss the latest research results and findings and develop further approaches.
We are therefore grateful that – also thanks to the financial support of the European Union, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and Pfizer – we can again bring together about 400 scientists from different disciplines through this event: senior scientists, postdocs, PhD students, graduate students, public health workers, undergraduate students. With nearly 160 abstracts on the eleven topics, there is the opportunity for the submitters to present their work either in one of the coveted short talks or as a poster, in the permanently accessible poster exhibition.
In addition, however, the holistic view must be brought further into focus, which is the aim of the guiding theme "Benefits and Chances of One Health Research", in order to meet the major challenge of communicating the importance of "One Health" and incorporating this into all our actions in the future, in order to effectively address spillover events, antibiotic resistance, climate change, biodiversity loss, agricultural transformation processes or global inequalities.