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"The immune response becomes inefficient with age"
"The great strengths of the HZI are its solidarity and team spirit"
World Tuberculosis Day 2021: "Goal is to identify lead structure for new antibiotic in three years"
"Big data is one of the big topics of the future, also for infection research"
"We won't be able to do without classic antibiotics."
“My goal is to be able to make an individual treatment decision for each patient“
“Better safe than sorry – especially regarding infectious diseases“
"Keeping antibiotics effective in the future"
"We need to define topics, in which we complement each other perfectly"
"The HZI could be much more self-assured in appearance and manner"
“We have to collaborate more closely on the programmes for young scientists“
"It is important to not let bacteria recognise that we are fighting them"
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