Crisis Talk

Spread of antibiotic-resistant germs as a global crisis

[Translate to English:] Crisis Talks steht groß als Logo geschrieben.

The global increase in infectious pathogens, which are resistant to antimicrobial compounds, is increasingly jeopardising the successes that have been achieved in fighting infections and rendering many standard drugs ineffective. The emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens is an evolutionary process, which is being promoted by the often inadequate or incorrect use of antimicrobial compounds, their use in fattening livestock, the release into the environment by agriculture and not least, during livestock production. Infectious diseases due to antibiotic-resistant germs are difficult to treat and at considerable cost, or not at all. Therefore, the spread of antibiotic-resistant pathogens is a man-made problem and thus a “crisis in the making” that needs to be addressed at both the scientific and political level.

After a welcome by Lucia Puttrich, Minister for European and Federal Affairs of the State of Hessen, and Nicole Deitelhoff, Leibniz Peace Research Institute Frankfurt/Goethe University Frankfurt, a panel discussion follows.


  • Ulrich Schaible, Speaker Leibniz-Research Alliance INFECTIONS, Research Center Borstel - Keynote
  • Peter Liese, Member of the European Parliament
  • Wolfgang Philipp, European Commission, Acting Director of the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Authority (HERA)
  • Moderation: Moritz Koch, Handelsblatt


When: January 24th, 2023, 13:00 – 14:00

Where: online via Live­stream at the You­Tube-Channel Hessen in Berlin und Europa

Simultaneous interpretation will be available for the livestream (English/German).