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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Our immune system fights pathogens, for example to help us make it through an influenza infection. In its eagerness, the immune system sometimes overshoots the mark and damages inherent tissue of the body. This can actually exacerbate the course of disease. In their current publication in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE, scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI)...
Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, head of the department “Regulation in Infection Biology” at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig is one of the two winners of this year’s Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research. The award is presented by the biotechnology and healthcare company Johnson & Johnson and is endowed with prize money of 100,000 US...
Pathogens entering our body only remain unnoticed for a short period. Within minutes our immune cells detect the invader and trigger an immune response. However, some viruses have developed strategies to avoid detection and elimination by our immune system. Researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig have now been able to show how the...
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