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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Once a year, the Foreign Policy magazine publishes a list of the 100 most important intellectuals, the so-called 100 „Leading Global Thinkers“. Besides politicians, journalists and activists this list also includes scientists who have changed the world with their work. One of them is Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier, head of the Department “Regulation in Infection Biology” at the Helmholtz...
The current Ebola epidemic has shown how quickly a virus outbreak can turn into a global health crisis. To support of the fight against this epidemic, the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF) just initiated the "EBOKON" consortium, which aims to promote Ebola research and close gaps in our knowledge as quickly as possible. EBOKON is funded with 2.3 million Euros by...
One of this year’s Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences was bestowed to HZI researcher Prof. Emmanuelle Charpentier. The twelve prizes, each endowed with 3 Million US dollars, were awarded on 9 November in Silicon Valley. Charpentier is head of the research department “Regulation in Infection Biology” at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, holds an...
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