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.
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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.
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A new class of substances is effective against both the AIDS pathogen, HIV, and antibiotics-resistant MRSA bacteria. These two pathogens often occur together. Scientists hope that it may be possible to control them with a single drug in the future. Scientists of the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) developed so-called dual agents that inhibit the growth of…
When bacteria enter the body of a human or animal, they are recognised as foreign matter by the immune system. The immune cells, in turn, try to eliminate these foreign bodies. Scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig and their colleagues from the University of Umeå in Sweden recently discovered how Yersinia bacteria manage to kill immune cells at…
Bacteria of the Yersinia genus elicit intestinal wall inflammation and serious diarrhoeal disease as well as other afflictions in humans. This genus includes the plague pathogen. Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and their colleagues from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Leipzig recently discovered various molecular switches in Yersinia…
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