Hamburg - Lübeck - Borstel - Riems

S3-Insektarium am Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin in Hamburg© Walter Mücksch

The "Hamburg Region" merges a unique array of expertise and infrastructure for research on infectious diseases and emerging infections of national and global relevance. It contributes clinical, entomological and virological studies, medicinal chemistry for drug discovery, the epidemiology of malaria, and translational studies on tuberculosis and viral hepatitis. The "Hamburg Region" comprises the University of Hamburg with the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) and the University of Lübeck, as well as the Leibniz institutes Research Center Borstel (FZB), Heinrich Pette Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI) and Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNI). Assets include the National Reference Centres for tuberculosis and all tropical pathogens, biosafety level 3 and 4 laboratories and insectaries, availability of numerous infection models, a spectrum of bio-imaging facilities including highest-resolution devices at the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), a high-throughput screening facility at the European ScreeningPort, and a research and training platform in a tropical environment at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR).

Partner site speaker
Marylyn Addo (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf)

Deputy partner site speaker
Jürgen May (Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin)

Partner site manager
Anneke Novak-Funk (Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin)

Research institutions involved

Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin

Heinrich-Pette-Institut Leibniz-Institut für Experimentelle Virologie

Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Universität Hamburg

Forschungszentrum Borstel

Universität zu Lübeck


Partner Sites

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