Information for journalists

DZIF news

DZIF researchers develop vaccines against the Ebola virus and against MERS corona. New active substances raise hopes in the fight against multidrug-resistant bacteria. Find out more about current research topics in our press releases.

News and press releases

Talking to researchers

All our research projects are run by interesting personalities who are committed to their projects, and contribute new developments to help advance medicine. Find out more about the people working at the DZIF.

Researcher portraits

Images and brochures

Why are so many infection researchers committed to the DZIF? Who are the people behind this nationwide research association? You can find interviews, photos, annual reports and brochures in our Media Centre.

Media Centre

Expert services

Do you need a contact person for a specific infection research topic? We have DZIF experts for almost every infectious disease topic, be it concerning bacterial, viral or fungal infections. Contact us; we will try to connect you.

Press Office

The DZIF and its objectives

In 2012, the DZIF was founded as an affiliation of 32 university and non-university research establishments by the BMBF, in order to advance translational infection research in Germany. But what is its mission and what are its objectives?

Mission and objectives

Press mailing list

At the DZIF, around 250 scientists in 35 member establishments research exiting topics in the field of infection research. Be it Ebola, hospital pathogens, emerging viruses or gastrointestinal infections—we promptly report the results. If you would like to receive current press releases, please write a short email with your name and e-mail address to our Press Office.  

Press contact




Press contact

Karola Neubert – Public Relations Officer
E-MAIL    PHONE +49 531 6181 1170

Janna Schmidt – Public Relations Officer
E-MAIL    PHONE +49 531 6181 1154