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Electron micrograph of Klebsiella oxytoca
The microbiome, the microorganisms that populate our intestines and aid in digestion, weighs around one and a half kilograms. It primarily consists of bacteria and provides protective effects against pathogens entering our digestive system through food, for example. An international team led by Dr Lisa Osbelt-Block and Prof. Till Strowig, both from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, investigated the mechanisms by which the microbiome counters a salmonella infection.
11.06.2024
Thomas Pietschmann at the podcast recording
Depending on where you are travelling, different viruses are on the move, some of which can cause life-threatening illnesses. Either through contaminated water or food or through insects that can transmit them when bitten. They can spread all over the world due to climate change, travelling and global transport chains. We have all experienced what this can mean in recent years. What can help: Vaccines and other medicines that help our immune system to fight off these pathogens. Finding them is not so easy. For Professor Thomas Pietschmann, head of the Institute of Experimental Virology at TWINCORE and spokesperson for the "Infection Research" research programme at the HZI, this means: challenge accepted!
31.05.2024
Microscopic image of a colony of Pendulispora rubella
Most antibiotics used in human medicine originate from natural products derived from bacteria and other microbes. Novel microorganisms are therefore a promising source of new active compounds - also for the treatment of diseases such as cancer or viral infections. A team from the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) has now been able to isolate a completely new family of bacteria that has particularly high potential for the production of active substances. The researchers published their findings in the journal Chem.
16.05.2024
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One center - six locations

The HZI locations at a glance

The Sites of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research are distributed all over Germany. In addition to the main campus in Braunschweig, there are facilities in five other cities: Hamburg, Hanover, Saarbrücken, Würzburg and Greifswald.

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