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Learn more about how the HZI, with its translational focus, will help to facilitate a faster and more targeted approach when it comes to fighting and preventing existing, emerging or recurring infectious diseases.
Here you can find out more about the scientific results of the HZI in the research topics ”Bacterial and Viral Pathogens”, “Immune Response and Interventions” and “Anti-Infectives”.
Around 900 employees in research, administration and infrastructure, and about 220 visiting scientists from 40 different countries are employed at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research. To ensure top quality research we need top quality employees. Your creativity and innovative capabilities are the basis for the long-term success of our work. That's why we undertake a great deal to attract the best people to us. Learn more about this.
From 1 July 2023, Prof Josef Penninger takes over the Scientific Management of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI). Here you can find content and background information for media coverage. [read more]
The coronaviruses are a family of viruses that includes a series of very different pathogens. These viruses usually infect mammals, rodents, and birds, but only few coronaviruses adapted to humans. They did this with great success: About one third of all typical "common colds" and some cases of diarrhoea as well are caused by these RNA Viruses, which are the largest of their kind. We have compiled more information about the coronaviruses for you.
The HZI is taking part in Future Day 2024 for girls and boys on 25.04.2024. We would like to show pupils in grades 5-9 for one morning how exciting the work of our centre is in laboratories and offices. Further Information here.
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HZI shares statement by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany
Unexpected findings on SARS-CoV-2 replication
Interdisciplinary research project wins funding award for citizen science
Innovative malaria project enters next round with GO-Bio initial funding
HZI awards prize for young talents in infection research for the ninth time
Monitoring wildlife species present in specific areas is a critical first step to estimating the risk of transmission of infectious diseases to humans
HIPS director is honoured for his exceptional merit in industrial microbiology and biotechnology
Infection research center headed by one of the world's leading experts on the medical risks of human-animal contact and zoonotic diseases is established in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
Interdisciplinary project “Vax2Muc” will receive more than 8.4 million Euro funding from the European Union over five years
Funding enables certified production of the active substance corallopyronin A discovered at the HZI