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  • Josef Penninger, Geneticist and Visionary, becomes the New Scientific Director of the HZI

    On July 1, 2023, Prof. Dr. Josef Penninger will take over as Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI). The geneticist has received many international awards for his outstanding contributions to genetics and molecular biology. His vision for the HZI is simple: "You have to know what you want to be. We want to be the best research institute for infection biology in the world!”

  • HZI enters the future with a new scientific director

    The global progression of infectious diseases is constantly challenging the world's medical and societal needs. With pioneering research approaches such as personalized medicine, digital solutions for global health, and innovative drug research, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research is paving the way for the future, as July 1st, 2023 under the leadership of its new scientific director Prof. Josef Penninger.

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