Welcome to DZIF
It is the 21st century and infections are still a major challenge for medicine. What is our recourse as germs become increasingly resistant to antibiotics? What can we do to prevent the spread of a pathogen? The researchers at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) are tackling these and many other issues.
Why the immune system fails to fight HIV
An international research group has identified a cellular factor of the human cell that is indispensable to the replication of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1).
New antibiotic resistance gene has also been found in Germany
Researchers discovered a gene in a human isolate, that makes bacteria resistant against last-resort antibiotics. Especially worrying is that the gene is transferable between different bacterial strains.
How does healthy gut flora get into a capsule?
DZIF scientists at the University Hospital Cologne produce frozen gut flora preparations in capsules. The production protocol is freely accessible for interested colleagues.
02 May 2016 - PRESS RELEASE
The clinical phase I trial of a potential vaccine against the dreaded Ebola virus has been successfully completed at four partner sites in Africa and Europe. The safety of the tested vaccine “rVSV-ZEBOV”, which induces persistent antibodies against the virus, has been confirmed. [ more ]
15 April 2016 - PRESS RELEASE
23 March 2016 - PRESS RELEASE
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