About the HZI
In 2020 the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research had a budget amounting to about 65 million euros which is provided by the Federal Republic of Germany and the States of Lower Saxony, Bavaria, Saarland and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern through the program-oriented funding (POF) of the Helmholtz Association.
Additionally, leaders of research groups and departments acquire third-party funding from national research funding programmes, EU programmes and private industry, which in total amounted to 25 million euros in 2020.
Furthermore, the HZI is responsible for the funding management for the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF).
Patents und Publications
In many cases, research results are registered as patents. Currently, HZI holds 75 patent families – numbers of patent groups dating from one original application – in total. Moreover, HZI can lay claim to a total of 595 publications (2020) in international, high-ranking scientific speciality magazines. 96 are high impact-publications.
Employees and Professional sectors
The HZI currently employs 991 employees (30.09.2022) from various professional sectors: biologists, biotechnologists, biochemists, chemists, physicians, laboratory workers and assistants, office personnel, animal-care technicians, network specialists, craftsmen, technicians and engineers. They represent more than 30 different nationalities.
Currently around 150 guest scientists and guest doctoral students work at the HZI.
Promotion of Junior Scientists
- Biotechnological pupil-laboratory BioS: more than 31,000 visitors since the founding in 2002
- International HZI-Graduate School and PhD initiative DO IT for 150 post-grads
- PhD Programme „Epidemiology“