• 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. 

  • Dangerous and “jumping” mcr-1 resistance gene

    Scientists from the German Center for Infection Research and the Justus Liebig University of Gießen have investigated the transferability of the mcr-1 resistance gene.

    [Press Release]

  • 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.

  • 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


  • 08 July 2016 - PRESS RELEASE

    Traditional antibiotic is also effective against tuberculosis

    An international team of scientists has had unexpected success in treating tuberculosis with a ß-lactam antibiotic that is approved for other indications. DZIF scientists from the Research Center Borstel were involved in the trial. It is currently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.more ]