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Successfully promoting new approaches to antibacterial therapies: INCATE celebrates its two-year anniversary

The INCubator for Antibacterial Therapies in Europe, INCATE, can point to an impressive series of successes on its two-year anniversary. With direct contact to more than 180 start-ups and initiatives
Prof. Marylyn (left) receiving the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hamburg. Science Senator Katharina Fegebank is standing to her right.
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Professor Marylyn Addo receives the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Prof. Marylyn Addo was awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on August 25, 2023. She received the honour for her outstanding medical and scientific achievements in
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Researchers decode new antibiotic agent

More and more bacterial pathogens are developing resistance. There is an increasing risk that current drugs will no longer be effective against infectious diseases. Scientists around the world are
Prof. Rolf Müller (left in the picture) during the award ceremony of the Charles Thom Award in Minneapolis.
© SIMB, 2023 SIMB Annual Meeting

Charles Thom Award 2023 for Rolf Müller

Prof. Rolf Müller, the Founding and Scientific Director of the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) and Professor of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at Saarland University, has

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United against infections

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