Our researchers are fighting the coronavirus pandemic with innovative approaches. With your donation you can support them in developing drugs and vaccines against the virus or in deciphering the mechanisms of disease development and progression. Here you can find out all about donation opportunities.
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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Funding enables certified production of the active substance corallopyronin A discovered at the HZI
HIRI scientist Chunlei Jiao receives Helmholtz Doctoral Prize
Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research in Würzburg celebrates laying of foundation stone
HZI in Braunschweig to be expanded by 20 new research groups
Saarbrücken citizen science project combines antibiotics research with nature conservation
First start-up idea gets a boost with 1.5 million euros
Researchers print bacterial biofilms on human lung cells to study chronic lung infections
HZI and Technische Universität Braunschweig honour specialist for marine natural products
HZI, LMU and DZIF study evolution of intestinal bacteria exposed to antibiotics
Study by the HZI shows how a herpesvirus on the one hand rests inactive in connective tissue cells and on the other hand can replicate in the same cells when needed