The HZI headquarter is located in Braunschweig where it was founded in 1965.
The majority of the over 900 employees in Braunschweig are researchers, but management, administration and staff units are also hosted here.
Since 2009 the HZI has a branch in Saarbrücken: the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) with its research on natural products, their chemical optimisation and investigation of biological barriers.
The Twincore in Hannover has been founded jointly by the HZI and the Hanover Medical School (MHH). At Twincore medical personnel and basic research scientists from various disciplines conduct infection research side by side. The focus is upon translational research, the interface between basic research and clinical development.
Centre for Structural Systems Biology
In a globalised world infection research plays a major role. Worldwide exchange of goods and long-distance journeys support pathogens to spread easily. Thus, new approaches to fight diseases and infections are absolutly necessary. The research at the Centre for Structural Systems Biology at the DESY Campus in Hamburg is focused on these approaches.
BRICS – Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology
BRICS is a joint research centre of the Technische Universität Braunschweig and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research. Simultaneously, BRICS is a Carolo-Wilhelmina-Centre of the TU Braunschweig. BRICS brings together biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, engineers and computer scientists for interdisciplinary research in the field of systems biology.
Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine
The vision of the Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine (CIIM) is to individualise therapies for infectious diseases. CIIM is a joint venture of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and was founded under the direction of Professor Michael P. Manns in December 2015.