Staff Magazine "InFact"

For many years the InFact has been the staff magazine of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research and has been an integral part of the internal communication. Since 2017, the magazine is also available on the HZI homepage for everyone who is interested. In reports, interviews and portraits, HZI employees inform about research projects, the research strategy and the people at the various HZI locations. Have fun reading the InFact!


Dear readers,


Vaccinations afford the safest protection from many infections. But the administration of the vaccine with a syringe has its drawbacks – not only because it is unpleasant, but also for logistical reasons: Not all places in the world have medical personnel available. A vaccine that could be used as a cream or a nasal spray without reducing the efficacy would be the perfect solution. Our title story describes how researchers from the HZI and the HIPS approach this kind of vaccine.

Silke Tannapfel has been the Administrative Director of the HZI since October of this year. In our interview, she talks about her perception of the HZI and the return to her roots.

I look forward to your feedback and hope you will enjoy reading the magazine!


Andreas Fischer


Issue No. 03/2017

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