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Bayreuther Stadtgespräche: City Talks

Bayreuther Stadtgespräche (Bayreuth City Talks) have been taking place regularly at Iwalewahaus since July 2014. On the first Wednesday of each month from 6 to about 7.30 p.m., changing speakers offer insights into exciting and current topics. The lectures are open to all interested parties without registration – admission is free.

The basic idea of Bayreuther Stadtgespräche is to strengthen the connection between the City and the University. That is why the series of events is aimed at all Bayreuth citizens.

The venue is the Iwalewahaus (Wölfelstraße) in the heart of Bayreuth – right next to the Margravial Opera House. The speakers come from the University of Bayreuth, other universities or research institutes, or from (university) politics. (Higher education) policy issues are taken up and questions are discussed that are currently of concern to academia or citizens. This is done in an understandable way for people who are not familiar with the subject, and for non-academics.

The lectures are organised by the University of Bayreuth together with Universitätsverein Bayreuth e. V. and with the support of Universitäts-Forum Bayreuth – Kollegium Bayreuther Univ.-Professoren i. R.

Bayreuther Stadtgespräch goes digital
From April 2020 to August 2021, the Bayreuth City Talks have been offered online!

Upcoming events

Since November 2021, the "Bayreuther Stadtgespräche" (Bayreuth City Talks) have once again been held in person, subject to coronavirus protection measures, in the Iwalewahaus in the heart of the city. Come by and engage in dialogue with us! Registration is requested with: katrin.lautner@uni-bayreuth.de

December 2021

Wednesday, 1.12.2021, 6 p.m.: Professor Birgitta Wöhrl (Biochemistry IV, University of Bayreuth) and Professor Dr. Claus-Dieter Kuhn (Heisenberg Professor of RNA Biochemistry, University of Bayreuth) on the topic "Nothing to fear in RNA - new RNA-based therapies and vaccines".

The audience will first be familiarized with the function of RNA in human cells. Upon this, the mode of action of RNA-based therapies will be explained, the first of which have recently been approved. Furthermore, the mode of action of RNA-based coronavirus vaccines will be explained and an outlook on RNA-based therapies still in development provided. Other approved coronavirus vaccines, current SARS-CoV-2 variants, and possible side effects of the vaccination will also be discussed. The aim of the event is to enable the audience to make an informed, fact-based decision, not least regarding the vaccination of children, and to inform it on the prospects of new RNA therapeutics..

Past highlights of the event series (partly in German language)

For further information, please contact


Angela Danner

Head of Office – Corporate Identity

Phone: +49(0) 921 / 55-5323
E-mail: angela.danner@uni-bayreuth.de

Office:  Room No. 3.07, Central University Administration (ZUV),
Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth