Mission and Objectives

DZIF's mission is to coordinate and strategically align translational infection research with the aim of developing new diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic methods for treating infectious diseases. To achieve this, DZIF has formed Thematic Translational Units (TTUs) of scientists, each dedicated to one specific pathogen or infectious disease. Over the next few years, experts in basic research, epidemiology and clinical practice shall be brought together in their specific fields and networked to achieve the greatest possible synergistic effect.