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Anna Hirsch
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ERC Grant for Anna Hirsch

Prof Anna Hirsch from the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) has now succeeded in acquiring a coveted European Research Council (ERC) grant for the second time. Under the
© cdc_Illustration: Stephanie Rossow

Targeted test for antibiotic resistance in clinical Enterobacter species

Bacteria of the genus Enterobacter are among the most dangerous bacteria associated with hospital infections worldwide. Some of their representatives are highly resistant to commonly used antibiotics
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© Francesca Rosato, Dorina Reith/University of Freiburg

Sugar-based inhibitors disarm the pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa

The hospital germ Pseudomonas aeruginosa forms biofilms, a kind of mucus layer, to protect itself from attack by the immune system or antibiotics. To form this sticky layer, as well as to successfully
Staphylococcus aureus

Saarbrücken antibiotics project funded by INCATE incubator

With INCATE (INCubator for Antibacterial Therapies in Europe), the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) has participated in the foundation of a European initiative to take up the fight against

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United against infections

Learn more about the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and the four grand infectious disease challenges of our time:

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