The focus of our work is the study and investigation of pathogens which are medically relevant or can be used as models for researching infection mechanisms.
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Around 700 employees in research, administration and infrastructure, and about 140 visiting scientists from 40 different countries are employed at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research.
Our scientists pursue research to expand our knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms behind medically relevant infectious diseases.
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World Class research demands concentrated and focused support. To be internationally successful, adequate financial resources and a supportive environment are both important. This applies also to the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI).
The Friends of the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research made it their business to support important activities of the centre. This concerns among others the results of basic research that is developed further to medical application.
How pathogens make us sick – and how our immune system fights them
HZI researchers are studying the tricks of bacteria and viruses
The search for better and safer antiinfectives
The HZI is turning 50! All information on the anniversary can be found here.
TIME named Emmanuelle Charpentier to the 2015 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes appear in the April 27 issue of TIME, available on newsstands and tablets on Friday, April 17, and now at http://time.com/3822554/emmanuelle-charpentier-jennifer-doudna-2015-time-100/. Charpentier is honoured for her research...
Bacteria of the Yersinia genus cause thousands of cases of diarrhoeal disease each year, often with serious consequences. To survive and proliferate in the host, the pathogens first have to adapt, though. Scientists at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig identified a protein that coordinates the mechanisms involved in the adaptation. Published in "PLOS...
Bühne frei für die Wissenschaft heißt es am Donnerstag, 9. April 2015 ab 19 Uhr auf dem Campus des Helmholtz-Zentrums für Infektionsforschung (HZI) in Braunschweig. Beim regionalen Vorentscheid Niedersachsen des FameLab-Wettbewerbs präsentieren Nachwuchswissenschaftler ihre Forschungsthemen einem breiten Publikum. Wer sich für Wissenschaft interessiert und Spaß an einer...
Certain proteins play a crucial role in the processing of genetic information by bacteria: The so-called sigma factors are responsible for the start of transcription, i.e. the process of making RNA from DNA. Recently, Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig were the first to describe the group of genes regulated by the most important sigma factors...
Treating respiratory disease is often difficult because drugs have to cross biological barriers such as respiratory tissue and mucosa, and must therefore be given in large quantities in order for an effective amount to reach the target. Now researchers from Germany, Brazil and France have shown that the use of nanoparticles to carry antibiotics across biological barriers can be effective...
23 April 2015, from 8.30 am
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