The Threat of Plagues

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Royal Poinciana Chapel - 60 Cocoanut Row, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Dr. Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, Director, Department of Immunology, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
(561) 972-9027

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kaufmann_public_lectureHistorically, infectious diseases and epidemics have decimated entire populations, triggered mass migrations and decided the outcomes of wars. The threat of infectious diseases still hangs over us today – now more than ever due to the quickening pace of globalization. Infectious diseases affect every fact of our lives. Besides being the focus of research and medicine, they shape society and culture and have a significant economic and political impact.

Stefan H.E. Kaufmann, founding member of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the Charite University Clinics in Berlin, will describe the threat of infectious diseases in our globalized world and discuss the strategies to prevent pandemics around the world.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP required by March 25 to 561.972.9027 or rsvp at

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