MONID Summer School

First MONID Summer School in Halle

The joint MONID Summer Schools are a central activity for the promotion of young scientists. The first summer school, which took place in Halle (Saale) from September 12-16, 2022, focused in particular on the fundamentals of mathematical modeling of infectious diseases and strengthened the networking of the seventeen participating doctoral students from various disciplines (e.g. mathematics, physics, epidemiology, psychology, economics).

The contents included epidemiological basics, model types, optimization/calibration, implementation of interventions, health economic evaluations as well as visualization and communication of model results. The Summer School 2022 was divided into units with lectures and practical hands-on sessions in which students developed their own program codes. National and international experts were invited for the presentations, e.g. from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford and Hasselt University.

A summer school on the interaction of the pandemic and infodemic is planned for August 2023 in Lübeck.