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.
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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.
With the pathogen SARS-CoV-2, a novel virus that can cause respiratory diseases and pneumonia has been spreading worldwide since the end of 2019. Here we will keep you informed about current developments in research and provide answers to the most important questions.
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HZI researchers develop molecular probes to detect pathogens in clinical samples
The Helmholtz Institute Würzburg celebrates its birthday – and reflects on its many achievements to date
New Helmholtz institute conducts research at the interface of human health, animal health and the environment
HIRI scientist Alexander Westermann receives ERC Starting Grant
HIRI scientists search for new antiviral therapies
Scientists are looking for a connection between bacterial genes and disease severity
Mechanism for prioritizing the immune response discovered
Statement of the HZI on Russia's attack on Ukraine in violation of international law
Statement of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany on the attack on Ukraine
PAM-DETECT enables faster characterisation of CRISPR immune systems
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