Locations of the Helmholtz Centre



Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine

The vision of the Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine (CIIM) is to individualise the management of infectious diseases. CIIM is a joint venture of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) and the Hannover Medical School (MHH) and was founded as an initially virtual network under the direction of Professor Michael P. Manns in 2015. Research activities at the center aim to identify individual parameters that influence the progress of infection and to translate these findings into optimized and individualised care of patients with infectious diseases. 

Prof Michael Manns © Kaiser/MHH

Michael Manns graduated in medicine from the University of Mainz and the University of Vienna before completing his postgraduate training as internist and gastroenterologist at the Free University of Berlin, Germany, and the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. After his time as a professor and staff physician at the 1st Department of Medicine of the University of Mainz and research associate at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, USA, he joined in 1991 the Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology at Hanover Medical School (MHH) as director. Since 2015 he is also Clinical Director of the HZI and Director of the Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine (CIIM).

Michael Manns has a long-term interest in viral and autoimmune liver diseases, gastro-intestinal oncology – with a focus on hepatocellular carcinoma, infectious diseases, transplantation and regenerative medicine. As member of national and international committees and networks he advocate translational research since many years. He is Founder and Chairman of “Hep-Net”, a national network of competence on viral hepatitis, Chairman of the German Liver Foundation, Speaker of the Collaborative Research Center (Sonderforschungsbereich, SFB) 738 “Optimization of conventional and innovative transplants” as well as honorary member of several scientific societies and member of various scientific academies among others of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina (National Academy of Science) since 2002. Since 2015 he is member of the Scientific Panel for Health (SPH) of the European Commission in Brussels. 

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