• 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.

  • Coronaviruses: Getting to a vaccine as fast as possible

    At the German Center for Infection Research, researchers are working intensively to make available a vaccine against the dreaded MERS coronavirus.
    Press Release

  • Assistant Professors at the DZIF

    Timo Niedermeyer and Leonard Kaysser have a mutual goal: As recently appointed assistant professors at the DZIF they both want to discover new natural agents against bacteria, viruses and fungi.

  • World Health Summit 2014

    The sixth World Health Summit, taking place from 19 to 22 October in Berlin this year, is expected to bring together around 1,200 internationally renowned leading representatives and decision-makers from the fields of science, politics, economics and society. The DZIF will be present.
    World Health Summit 2014


  • 16 September 2014 - PRESS RELEASE

    Tuberculosis: Better Diagnosis in Children

    Rapid and reliable diagnosis of paediatric tuberculosis is still an ongoing problem. A team of researchers has now developed a novel immunodiagnostic blood test, and has shown that it can significantly improve diagnosis in children.  more ]

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