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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Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig is one of the two recipients of the 2015 Louis-Jeantet-Prize for Medicine. The prize money of 700,000 Swiss francs is mostly attributed for the continuation of the awardees work. Charpentier receives the prize for harnessing an ancient immune defense system in bacteria –...
This year’s Ernst Jung Award, worth 300,000 Euro, goes to Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig. She receives the prize for harnessing an ancient immune defense in bacteria – CRISPR-Cas9 – into a genome editing tool largely exploited in biologists and promising for curing genetic diseases. Charpentier is the head of the...
Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone that is generally associated with high levels of bone marrow inflammation and bone destruction. Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany, reported how the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus, which is the main causing agent of this disease, adapts to the life inside the bone and how this pathogen evades...
A proper immune response relies largely on the right balance between effector and suppressor T cells. This balance is needed to fight off pathogens while at the same time avoiding tissue damage. Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig have now proposed a model that explains how and when the decision which T cell takes over which function within...
Pathogens of infectious diseases like Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumanii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, share two major features: They are gram-negative bacteria and they are feared very much in hospital settings. Scientists from the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in...
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