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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On the site of the Deutschen Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY in Hamburg a unique centre for infection research will be built: the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB). The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig is one of nine institutions participating in the project.
The new research centre aims at gaining a better understanding of the attack patterns of...
Tonsillitis, scarlet fever or life-threatening infections such as necrotising fasciitis – skin and tissue necrosis of dramatic extent - are caused by the bacterium, Streptococcus pyogenes. This pathogen manages to penetrate into the wall lining of blood vessels. This was shown by scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, Germany, in a study...
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)...
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