Sites of the Helmholtz Centre
The Sites of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research are distributed all over Germany. In addition to the main campus in Braunschweig, there are facilities in five other cities: Hamburg, Hanover, Saarbrücken, Würzburg and Greifswald.
In many parts of the world it has proved possible to push back the spread of infectious diseases; however, they are not yet defeated quite the opposite, in fact: microbes are developing resistance to medicines; global trade and foreign travel are transporting pathogens around the world at an ever faster pace. Tuberculosis, AIDS, hepatitis and malaria threaten the health of millions of people.