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.
Our scientists pursue research to expand our knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms behind medically relevant infectious diseases.
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The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig and the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) are going to jointly establish a new Helmholtz institute headquartered in Würzburg. This has been decided in a resolution of the Senate of the Helmholtz Association. The new Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) will focus on so-called ribonucleic…
The European Research Council (ERC) awarded Dr Alexander Titz, who is the head of the "Chemical Biology of Carbohydrates" junior research group of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), an ERC Starting Grand worth approximately €1.5 million for his research. His group is housed at the Helmholtz Institute for…
Bacteria of the Salmonella genus can gain entry to the human body through spoiled or contaminated foods and then cause severe diarrhoeal diseases. But salmonellae can be useful as well: They can colonise tumours to the effect that these can be detected and tackled by the immune system. A serious issue: The salmonella infection can be fatal for cancer patients. Investigating possible therapeutic…
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