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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The award-winner of the 2015 Hansen Family Award has been named: the Board of Trustees of the Bayer Science & Education Foundation and the Scientific Committee for this award have presented Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier with the EUR 75,000 prize, one of Germany’s most prestigious scientific accolades. The award is in recognition for her groundbreaking discoveries in the field of...
Cancer therapy involving bacterial infections? This sounds risky when you first think about it and many dangerous pathogens are indeed not the agent of choice in the fight against cancer. Though they may cause solid tumours to go into remission, they are harmful to the patient as well. Other bacteria might be harmless for the patient, but are also ineffective against cancer....
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...
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