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.
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.
How do bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi make us sick? How does our immune system defend our body?
These are the questions we at the HZI want to answer. Our goal: To set up the basis for new diagnostic tools, new active agents and new therapies against infectious diseases.
Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland
Campus, Geb. C2.3
Universität des Saarlandes
+49 681 302-70200