Friends of the HZI – Focussed support for Infection Research

World Class research demands concentrated and focused support. To be internationally successful, adequate financial resources and a supportive environment are both important. This applies also to the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI). Scientists at the HZI study the mechanisms involved in infectious diseases and host defense. They systematically translate the results of basic research into clinical applications. The Friends of the HZI make an important contribution to these efforts.

What are the goals of the Friends of the HZI?

The Friends of the HZI:

  • support knowledge and information transfer
  • sponsor scientific events and publications
  • sponsor scientific education and training activities
  • sponsor the worldwide networking of HZI scientists with companies and alumni
  • honor special achievements of young scientists by prizes
  • honor outstanding scientific achievements by awarding the Inhoffen Medal (together with the Technical University of Braunschweig) and the Jürgen Wehland price
  • engage for a targeted public information on topics of infection research and its medical applications

We promote the HZI through our wide network and financial support.

from left to right: Dirk Heinz (Scientific Director HZI), Rolf Müller (Award winner Inhoffen-Medal 2018), Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla (President TU-Braunschweig), Frieda Kage (PhD award winner 2018), Daniel Todt (PhD award winner 2018), Dieter Jahn (Chairman Friends of the HZI), Hansjörg Hauser (Director Friends of the HZI). © TU Braunschweig/Kristina Rottig
from left to right: Hansjörg Hauser (Director Friends of the HZI), Dieter Jahn (Chairman Friends of the HZI), Anke Kaysser-Pyzalla (TU President), Portrait Hans Herloff Inhoffen, Peter Inhoffen (son of H.H. Inhoffen), Dirk Heinz (Scientific Director HZI). © TU Braunschweig/Kristina Rottig

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