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Old Herborn University Foundation

The Old Herborn University promotes science and research. In particular, we are dedicated to improve the understanding of host-microbiota interaction for the benefit of human health. In this field of expertise, the Old Herborn University actively encourages:

  • international scientific collaboration to enhance research and theory in the field of medicine, biomedical and life sciences
  • the organisation of relevant international scientific symposia
  • the organisation of annual local summer schools for students of the above mentioned sciences
  • the worldwide exchange of knowledge on host-microbiota interaction
  • the granting of awards and allowances for projects that fit the OHU objectives

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437 years of history

The Old Herborn University is a non-profit organization with a proven track record and long standing history. Its origins date back to 1584 when John VI founded it as a stronghold of the Reformation.

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36th Old Herborn University Seminar

The 36th Old Herborn University Seminar on “Microbiome & Cancer” will be held on July 18 and 19, 2024.

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2nd Old Herborn University Summer School

The 2nd Old Herborn University Summer School on “Microbiome & Cancer” will be held on July 15 to 18, 2024.

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Old Herborn University Seminar Monographs

The Old Herborn University publishes a monograph of every seminar held since 1984. The “Old Herborn University Seminar Monograph 35” is now available online.

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