• DZIF/DGI Dissertation Prizes

    Prize winners (from left): Angelique Hölzemer, Jan Naujoks and Stephanie Pfänder. Prof Marylyn Addo presented the DZIF/DGI prizes at the KIT 2016 in Würzburg.

  • ASM Microbe 2016

    The DZIF will be present at the ASM Microbe 2016, the premier conference on antimicrobial agents and infectious diseases: June 16-20 in Boston. Meet the DZIF in the exhibition: Booth No. 1828!

    [ASM Microbe 2106]

  • Between hospital and research

    Christina Zielinski always wanted to become a doctor, but then research got hold of her, or, more precisely, human T cells did. For about a year, the physician and scientist has been a DZIF professor at the TU Munich. Her specialty: immunodiagnostics of infectious diseases.


  • Zika Virus: optimised tests for reliable diagnosis

    DZIF scientists from the University of Bonn have shown that not all conventional Zika virus molecular diagnostic tests are sufficiently reliable. They developed optimised assays and a control for quantifying viruses in blood and urine.

    Press Release

  • 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).

    [Press release]


  • 22 June 2016 - PRESS RELEASE

    Tricks of Ticking time bomb Hepatitis B Virus

    Providing a new paradigm to hepatitis B understanding, researchers at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), the Heidelberg University Hospital and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have now uncovered a novel maturation mechanism employed by HBV to improve its infection success. more ]