Prof. Melanie Brinkmann

Group Leader, Tu Braunschweig , Germany

Melanie Brinkmann is Professor of Virology at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. She received a PhD in Biology in 2004 and joined the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, USA, as a postdoctoral fellow from 2006 to 2010.

While her PhD at the Institute of Virology at Hannover Medical School focused on the oncogenic herpesvirus Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus, she worked on highly specialized sentinels of the innate immune system, so called pattern recognition receptors (PRR), during her postdoctoral phase. These cellular receptors play an essential role for the detection of viral infections. When she started her group at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig in 2010, she focused her research on herpesviral immune evasion of the PRR-mediated immune response and gained novel insights into cellular mechanisms of the innate immune response to viral infection. Since July 2018, she is Professor at the TU-BS.

TS5 - VISION ZERO: Prevention for People – at work, in pandemics and beyond

VISION ZERO was launched by the ISSA at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore. VISION ZERO promotes a comprehensive prevention strategy for safety, health and wellbeing and calls for a future for all without accidents, diseases or harm at work.   

The Technical Session looks at how VISION ZERO has developed as successful strategy to implement a prevention culture, focusing on responsible leadership and igniting a VISION ZERO movement all around the world.  

It will discuss the ways and methods that were used to mobilize and inspire the commitment by business leaders, political decision-makers, social partners, authorities and occupational safety and health professionals to promote a safe and healthy working environment for all, supported by the application of Seven Golden Rules.     

The Technical Session will explore opportunities for a proactive role of industry and all involved stakeholders to open perspectives of a strategic preventive culture to new fields. Therefore, possible links for the VISION ZERO approach to the public health sector in pandemic times, to global supply chains, to sustainable investments and to the society, as a whole will be discussed. 

Jillian Lee Hamilton, Australia 

Olga Bogdanova, Ukraine
Melanie Brinkmann, Germany 
Helmut Ehnes, Switzerland 
Thomas Englerth, United States of America
Siong Hin Ho, Singapore 
Hans-Horst Konkolewsky, Spain
Karl-Heinz Noetel, Switzerland 
Roy Slack, Canada 

Live - 20/09/2021 - 10:30 EDT - 12:15 EDT
Rerun - 20/09/2021 - 20:30 EDT - 22:15 EDT