• Memento Research Award 2019

    Professor Jürgen May (left), DZIF scientist from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, is honoured for his research in Africa. The DZIF strengthens research in this field by a new research consortium "Neglected Tropical Diseases". 

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  • Research Focus on Antimicrobial Resistance

    In an article published 2011 in "Science", researchers postulated that sulphide protects bacteria against different antibiotics. However, using a new technique, DZIF scientist Fabian Grein has now shown that such a “universal” resistance mechanism does not exist.

    [Press Release]

  • This year's awardees: Marylyn Addo and Volker Lohmann

    The DZIF awards two prizes for excellent translational infection research.

    Press release

  • Paradigm shift in tuberculosis treatment

    A large-scale genome analysis of over 10,000 pathogen strains has shown that genome sequencing can improve tuberculosis treatment. Furthermore: the method has the potential to completely replace time-intensive phenotypic resistance testing.

    [Press Release]

  • Combination antibody therapy results in long-term viral suppression in HIV infection

    Scientists at the University Hospital Cologne and the German Center for Infection Research, have investigated the impact of combining broadly neutralising antibodies in HIV-infected patients.

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  • 27 February 2019 - PRESS RELEASE

    The DZIF Accelerates the Fight against Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

    Fighting the global spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and developing new antibiotics is an important goal at the German Center for infection Research (DZIF). In order to further accelerate research in this field, it successfully applied for membership in the “CARB-X Accelerator Network”. CARB-X globally supports biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, which develop drugs against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. more ]