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Global Health Dialogues: Boosting the potential of the Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership

Oct 12, 2018 | 09:30 AM - 05:45 PM

The Oxford-Berlin Workshop on Global Health brings together researchers from Oxford and Berlin universities to initiate new networks and projects in the area of Global Health.

Global Health is an evolving domain unifying concepts and interventions related to health and disease in a globalized world. A key feature of Global Health is its multi-disciplinary and trans-sectoral approach addressing health problems that are not restricted by national borders, such as emerging infections, antimicrobial resistance, major non-communicable diseases, as well as the consequences of social and environmental change (climate change, migration, pollution, etc.) on health and disease.

The Oxford-Berlin Workshop on Global Health brings together researchers from Oxford and Berlin universities to initiate new networks and projects in the area of Global Health. It takes place in the frame of the Oxford – Berlin Research Partnership, a far-reaching cooperation between the University of Oxford and the members of the Berlin University Alliance - Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, and Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin - based on a joint memorandum of understanding signed in December 2017. The meeting is a satellite of the World Health Summit, one of the world’s most prominent strategic forums for Global Health, held in Berlin in October 14-16.

The workshop is primarily addressed at researchers at the Berlin universities. Please feel free to forward the invitation to interested colleagues. Please register via e-mail to center-global-health@charite.de before October 8.


Oxford-Berlin Research Partnership in cooperation with Charité Global Health


Arrival, registration

Andrew Farlow, Senior Fellow of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
Alastair Buchan, Professor of Stroke Medicine and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford
Axel Pries, Dean, Charité


Session 1: Health systems, Child Health, Health Policy

Chair: Elke Schäffner, Deputy Director, Institute of Public Health and Berlin School of Public Health, Charité

  • Health Services & Delivery Research in Kenya
    Mike English
    , Professor of International Child Health, Oxford Health Systems Collaboration, Centre for Tropical Medicine & Global Health, University of Oxford & Health Services Unit of the KEMRI-Wellcome Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Translational Health Sciences: Knowledge into Policy and Practice in Health Systems
    Nick Fahy
    , Senior Researcher, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Research in Health Sciences (IRIHS), University of Oxford
  • Designing Digital Health Systems for LMICs
    Chris Paton
    , Group Head of the Global Health Informatics Group in the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford
  • Infant and Child Health
    Terry Dwyer
    , Professor of Epidemiology, Former Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health, University of Oxford
  • Governance for Global Health
    Anna Holzscheiter
    , Junior Professor for Political Science and International Relations, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Policy Analysis for Health Systems
    Johanna Hanefeld
    , Head of the Anthropology, Politics and Policy Group, Charité and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Coffee break

Session 2: New Technologies & Tools
Chair: Thomas Wiegand, Chair, Media Technology, Technical University of Berlin and Executive Director, Fraunhofer HHI

  • Viral Diversity, Virus Emergence
    Christian Drosten, Director, Institute of Virology, Charité
  • Vaccines
    Adrian Hill, Professor of Human Genetics, and Director of the Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research, University of Oxford
  • A Complex Networks Perspective on Global Disease Dynamics
    Dirk Brockmann, Professor at the Institute for Biology, Humboldt University, and Robert Koch Institute
  • Biodiversity and New Medicines
    Andrew Farlow, Senior Fellow, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
  • Health Innovation and Affordable Medicines
    Chas Bountra, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Innovation, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Affordable Medicines, University of Oxford
  • AI in Health Care
    David Clifton, Group Leader, Computational Health Informatics (CHI) laboratory, at the Institue of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
  • Health Economics
    Philip Clarke, Professor of Health Economics, Director, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford


Session 3: Global Health Networks, Translational Research in and for Global Health
Chair: TBD

  • The Global Health Network
    Trudie Lang
    , Professor of Global Health Research, Chair of Oxford Tropical Medicine and Global Health Groups, and Director of The Global Health Network
  • Antimicrobial Resistance in Africa: Hospital Partnerships and Surveillance
    Frank Mockenhaupt
    , Acting Director, Charité Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Charité
  • The Global Burden of Disease-Antimicrobial Resistance (GRAM) project – a collaboration between the University of Oxford and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
    Christiane Dolecek
    , University Research Lecturer, Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford and Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Mahidol University, Bangkok, ThailandCryptococcal Meningitis in Vietnam - from Bedside to Bench
  • Jeremy Day, Professor of Infectious Diseases, Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam
  • The Robert Koch Institute in Global Health
    Lothar Wieler
    , President, Robert Koch Institute

Coffee break

Session 4: Health and the Environment, Planetary Health
Chair: Jennifer Cole, Public Policy Health Adviser to the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford

  • Ecosystem Modification and Arbovirus Emergence: Insights from Studies on Arbovirus Ecology in the Tropics
    Sandra Junglen, Group Leader, Institute of Virology, Charité
  • Clinical Climate Impact Research – the Lungs as the Portal Organ of Climate Change
    Christian Witt, Director, Department of Outpatient Pneumology, Charité
  • Planetary Health
    Sam Bickersteth, Executive Director of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
  • Population-Environment Interactions
    Janey Messina, Associate Professor in Social Science Research Method, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford
  • Biodiversity and Health: a Green Health Agenda
    Kathy Willis, Professor of Biodiversity, and Principle of St. Edmund Hall, University of Oxford
  • Pregnancy, Nutrition and the Planetary Health Framework
    Sabine Gabrysch, Head, Unit of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, holding an offer from Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Charité
  • Innovation with Participation
    Johannes Vogel, Professor of Biodiversity and Public Science, Humboldt Universität, Berlin and Director, Museum of Natual History

Discussion: Oxford-Berlin Global Health: The Next Steps
Chairs: Christine Ahrend, First Vice President for Research, Appointments Strategy, Knowledge & Technology Transfer, Technical University of Berlin & Alastair Buchan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Oxford

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2018 | 09:30 AM - 05:45 PM

Charité Campus Mitte, Hörsaalruine / Lecture Hall Ruin, Berlin