DZIF Prize for Translational Infection Research 2017
Professor Andreas Peschel (left) from the Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine Tübingen (IMIT) has now received this year’s DZIF Prize for Translational Infection Research in honour of his scientific achievements.
Promising Model for Translational Research
The German Council of Science and Humanities has given the German Centers for Health Research (DZG) a positive assessment in recognition of the DZG’s outstanding achievements. According to the Council, the DZG are a suitable model to promote translational research in specific areas of disease.
Likely source for global M. chimaera infection identified
Scientists from a European Consortium reconstructed a global Mycobacterium chimaera outbreak by whole genome sequencing. The report has identified contaminated heater-cooler units as the likely source of the infection.
Molecules directed against tumor cells patented
Researchers at the ImmunoSensation cluster of excellence at the University of Bonn have managed to do what many scientists dream of: together with researchers from the USA, they have patented new molecules that allow the immune system to be directed against tumor cells.
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.
09 October 2017 - PRESSE RELEASE
An international team of researchers has successfully tested a vaccine against the Ebola virus: The clinical trial was led by tropical disease specialists Dr Selidji T. Agnandji from DZIF´s African partner institution “Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné” in Gabon and DZIF coordinator Professor Peter Kremsner, Institute of Tropical Medicine in Tübingen. [ more ]
29 September 2017 - PRESS RELEASE
14 September 2017 - PRESS RELEASE
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