Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI)

Gebäude, Würzburg

The Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) is the first institution of its kind worldwide to combine ribonucleic acid (RNA) research with infection biology. Based on novel findings from its strong basic research program, the institute’s long-term goal is to develop innovative therapeutic approaches to better diagnose and treat human infections.

HIRI is a site of the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research Braunschweig (HZI) in cooperation with the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg (JMU) and is located on the Würzburg Medical Campus.

Due to its unique expertise, HIRI is in high demand for international research collaborations. Its research areas include single cell sequencing, RNA-based antibiotics and virus-host interactions, e.g. in SARS-CoV-2 infection.

To HIRI website