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Laboratory of Viral Hemorrhagic Fever (LFHB) in Benin. Prof. Jan Felix Drexler and Dr. Anges Yadouleton are standing on the left, half facing the viewer. In the background, three lab workers wearing blue lab coats and gloves (with one of them additionally wearing a blue head cover) working at lab benches.
© Charité / Anna-Lena Sander
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25 years Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR)

The Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine (KCCR) in Ghana is celebrating its 25th anniversary and its successful infection research with a ceremony and a scientific symposium
Victoria Ingham
© Universitätsklinikum Heidelberg

European Research Council funds Heidelberg malaria researcher with 1.5 Million Euro

Dr. Victoria Ingham, a scientist at Heidelberg Medical Faculty and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant of 1.5 million euro for her research on the
Prof. Stephan Urban
© Heidelberg University Hospital

Stephan Urban receives the Baruch S. Blumberg Prize 2023

Stephan Urban, DZIF professor at Heidelberg University Hospital, receives the Baruch S. Blumberg Prize 2023 from the Hepatitis B Foundation, a global non-profit organisation. The virologist is being
Prof. Jörg Overmann
© DSMZ/Jörg Overmann

Science Award for microbiologist Jörg Overmann

This year‘s Science Award of the German Stifterverband ‚Research with Responsibility‘ goes to Jörg Overmann, Scientific Director of the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and

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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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