• "Good to see both sides"

    Oumou Maiga-Ascofaré is currently working as a research fellow at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg and at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in Kumasi, Ghana. We asked her about her work in DZIF and her life among different cultures.


  • Rapid test detects mobile resistance gene mcr-1

    Scientists from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) have evaluated a rapid test that detects the dreaded colistin resistance gene within twenty minutes.

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  • Using natural substances to treat poverty-related diseases

    The DZIF is funding the most modern microbial agent candidate production processes at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research.

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  • European survey on antibiotic resistance in hospitals

    An international team of scientists and clinicians have, for the first time, examined the spread of particularly dreaded multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae throughout Europe and collected comparable data.

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  • 16 February 2017 - PRESS RELEASE

    New malaria vaccine effective in clinical trial

    DZIF researchers from the University of Tübingen in collaboration with the biotech company Sanaria Inc. have demonstrated in a clinical trial that a new vaccine for malaria called Sanaria® PfSPZ-CVac has been up to 100 percent effective when assessed at 10 weeks after last dose of vaccine. more ]