The Freiburg Center for Pediatrics is pleased to announce that, despite the pandemic, we are able to follow up the successful Freiburg Pediatric Research Days 2018 & 2019 with a Freiburg Pediatric Research Afternoon on Wednesday 21 July 2021 from 13.30 to 17.00 in hybrid format. This event will offer a forum for lively discussion about current research activities at the Center for Pediatrics and beyond. We have an exciting mixture of internal and external speakers planned.

Due to the current restrictions, the event will take place in hybrid format (online/in person). The preliminary program is below or you can download it here.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Anneke Haddad ( or Sandra Schickinger (

We look forward to welcoming you to this event!


The Organizing Committee
Miriam Erlacher, Anneke Haddad, Philipp Henneke, Thorsten Langer & Anke Schumann


13.30   Welcome from Miriam Erlacher on behalf of the Organizing Committee

13.35 – 14.50 Block 1 (Moderation: Miriam Erlacher)

  • Keynote speaker: Stefan Kölker, Professor for Translational Metabolic Medicine and Neuropediatrics, University Hospital Heidelberg
    Early prediction of disease severity in inherited metabolic diseases – A major prerequisite for personalized medicine
  • Internal speaker: Sebastian Baasch, Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency/ZKJ
  • Internal speaker: Jan Schönberger, Department of Neuropediatrics and Muscle Disorders, ZKJ
    ‘Red‘ and ‘green’ spikes revisited: Single-neuron analysis of interictal epileptic spikes with and without high-frequency oscillation

  • Internal speaker: Miriam Schmidts, Section for Pediatric Genetics, Department of General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Neonatology, ZKJ
    Rare developmental phenotypes: From Next Generation Sequencing to (next generation?) disease models

14.50-15.10 Break

15.10 – 16.10 Block 2 (Moderation: Anke Schumann)

  • Keynote speaker: Christian Poets, Kölker, Professor and Director of the Department for Neonatology, University Hospital Tübingen
    Apnea, bradycardia and intermittent hypoxemia –should we bother?

  • Internal speaker: Luciana Hannibal, Metabolism Center, Department of General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine and Neonatology, ZKJ
    Metabolomic approaches to investigate rare diseases across the life-course

  • Internal speaker: Christian Flotho, Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, ZKJ

    NF1 Tumor Suppressor Gene Inactivation in Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia: New Genetic Evidence and Consequences for Diagnostic Work-Up

16.10 – 16.45   Runder Tisch zur Perspektive wissenschaftlicher Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Standorten

  • Moderation: Stephan Ehl, Center for Chronic Immunodeficiency
  • Teilnehmer*innen: Christian Poets, Stefan Kölker, Miriam Schmidts

16.45 – 17.00  Closing Remarks