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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Hepatitis B infections are among the most common infectious diseases worldwide. The disease can become chronic, and is one of the most important causes of severe diseases such as liver cancer. In the scope of an international study funded by the World Health Organization, scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig determined how often the chronic...
According to figures of the World Health Organization, some 8.7 million people contracted tuberculosis in 2012 and this disease is fatal for approximately 1.3 million people throughout the world each year. One of the main problems is that the tuberculosis pathogens have become resistant to the antibiotics used to fight them. Scientists from the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical...
Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier, head of the Regulation in Infection Biology department at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig (HZI), Humboldt Professor at Hannover Medical School and Guest Professor at the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine (MIMS) in Sweden, has been announced as a recipient of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and...
As early as 150 years ago, doctors observed a positive influence of bacterial infections in cancer patients. Despite much progress has been made in the past decades, this therapeutic approach failed to achieve a breakthrough. It remained unclear how the bacteria act against the tumour and what role the immune system plays in this complex process. Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for...
Almost every human is a carrier of herpes viruses. Usually, an inactive form of the virus is present in the body. Problems due to the virus usually arise only when the immune system of the host is compromised. Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig now aim to study the underlying mechanism more closely in collaboration with colleagues from four...
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