• "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.


  • A list of pathogens sets priorities for antibiotic research

    The WHO has published a list of 12 bacteria groups which are to be given priority for future new antibiotic research and development. DZIF scientists at the University of Tübingen were substantially involved in developing this priority list.

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  • 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.

    Press Release

  • New malaria vaccine effective in clinical trial

    Researchers of the University of Tübingen and DZIF 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.

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  • 09 March 2017 - PRESS RELEASE

    Dampened immunity during pregnancy promotes evolution of more virulent flu

    During pregnancy, a mother’s immune system is suppressed to protect the fetus, which is perceived as a foreign body because it is genetically different. A partly DZIF funded study in mice found that suppressed immunity during pregnancy creates a window of opportunity for the H1N1 influenza virus to infect the mother and to rapidly, within a few days, mutate into a more virulent strain. The findings appear in Cell Host & Microbe on March 8.more ]