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.
To the research topics
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.
To the open positions
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.
to the archive
+49 531 6181-1401
+49 531 6181-1499
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...
Genome engineering with the RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9 system in animals and plants is changing biology. It is easier to use and more efficient than other genetic engineering tools, thus it is already being applied in laboratories all over the world just a few years after its discovery. This rapid adoption and the history of the system are the core topics of a review published in the...
Helmholtz Centre for Infection ResearchInhoffenstraße 738124 Braunschweig+49 531 email@example.com
Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research SaarlandCampus, Geb. C2.3Universität des Saarlandes66123 Saarbrücken+49 681 firstname.lastname@example.org
TWINCOREZentrum für Experimentelle und Klinische InfektionsforschungFeodor-Lynen-Str. 730625 Hannover+49 511 email@example.com
Study Centre HannoverFeodor-Lynen-Straße 1530625 Hannover+49 511 5350 firstname.lastname@example.org