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Be better prepared for pandemics

The German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) have developed a concept to form a National Alliance for Pandemic Therapeutics (NA-PATH). They
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Quest for bacterial cocktails to fight infections

The intestine of a healthy person contains hundreds of different bacteria that provide efficient protection against infections. However, if the equilibrium of this community, known as the microbiota

DZIF Prizes for Translational Infection Research

The DZIF Academy is pleased to open the call for applications for two prizes in 2021: the DZIF Prize for Fundamental Translational Infection Research and the DZIF Prize for Clinical Translational
Escherichia coli

Alarming: Resistances against a new active-substance combination detectable prior to use in Germany

Enterobacteria such as Escherichia coli or Klebsiella pneumoniae are dreaded hospital germs that can cause serious intestinal and urinary tract infections. The risk of infection with these pathogens

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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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