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.
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Multi-resistant staphylococci are amongst the most feared pathogens in hospitals since they respond to therapy only very little or not at all any more. Scientists of the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) and of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig, Germany, successfully isolated two substances from soil-dwelling myxobacteria that...
According to usual technique, vaccines are introduced into the body by means of a needle. A search for alternative methods has been ongoing for a few years already for a number of reasons. Scientists of the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) and of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig, Germany, recently showed that...
Streptococcus mutans is believed to be the most important cause of caries. But it looks as if this bacterium is not responsible for lesions in teeth by itself. Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig (Germany) recently showed that the development of caries is triggered by a complex interplay of different pathogens. The researchers published...
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