• 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).

    Press release

  • 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.


    Press Release

  • 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.

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  • 02 May 2016 - PRESS RELEASE

    Ebola vaccine: promising phase I trials

    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 ]