News & Press Releases

  • 04 December 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    The DZIF awards two prizes for excellent translational infection research this year


    Volker Lohmann and Marylyn Addo will be in the limelight at the DZIF Annual Meeting this year. They are each being awarded a Prize for Translational Infection Research in honour of their scientific accomplishments. The prizes are worth 5,000 euros each.more ]

  • 22 November 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    Researchers uncover camouflage strategy of multi-resistant bacteria


    Researchers at the University of Tübingen and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have achieved a breakthrough in the decoding of multi-resistant pathogens. They were able to decode the structure and function of a previously unknown protein used by dreaded pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus like a magic cloak to protect themselves against the human immune system.more ]

  • 21 November 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis bacteria spread in Central Asia


    In a recent study, scientists led by the Research Center Borstel and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) have shown the adaptability of tuberculosis bacteria in the “Antibiotic Era”.  more ]

  • 20 November 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    Zika virus vector vaccine protects in the mouse model


    A vector vaccine against Zika virus based on the measles vaccine virus protects pregnant mice and their offspring against Zika virus infection and disease. At the same time this vaccine elicits an immune response against the measles virus comparable with that of the conventional measles vaccine. These are the study results obtained by DZIF scientists at the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI) in co-operation with the Heinrich-Pette-Institute. more ]

  • 19 November 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    United against infections


    On 3 and 4 December, infection research experts convene in Heidelberg. more ]

  • 05 October 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    Ebola, Nipah and new emerging viruses: 'Plug-and-Play' for the rapid production of protective antibodies


    Epidemics caused by dangerous pathogens such as Ebola virus can occur without warning. The administration of protective antibodies against a pathogen is one approach to save lives and reduce the number of victims. DZIF scientists at the Paul Ehrlich Institute in Langen and at Universities in Marburg and Munich have shown how these antibodies could be produced quickly and in large quantities in animals in the event of outbreaks. more ]

  • 28 September 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    Paradigm shift in tuberculosis treatment: genome sequencing replaces standard resistance testing


    An international research team from the CRyPTIC Consortium has taken a critical step forward in the fight against tuberculosis: 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.  more ]

  • 27 September 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

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


    A new generation of broadly neutralising antibodies provides a novel approach to treating HIV infection. The research group of Prof Florian Klein, Director of the Institute of Virology at the University Hospital Cologne and scientist at the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has collaborated with scientists at the Rockefeller University in New York and the University Hospital Cologne to investigate the impact of combining such antibodies in HIV-infected patients. more ]

  • 18 September 2018 - PRESS RELEASE

    Successful breakthrough for rapid diagnosis of multidrug-resistant hospital pathogens


    A DZIF research team has achieved a breakthrough: the diagnosis of multi-resistant hospital pathogens is now possible in less than an hour.
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  • 12 September 2018 - CALL FOR APPLICATION

    DZIF Prize for Translational Infection Research


    The DZIF Academy is pleased to open the call for application for the fifth DZIF Prize for Translational Infection Research. The German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) will award a prize of 5.000 Euro for exceptional translational infection research. Application Deadline: October 12, 2018.more ]

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