At the DZIF establishments in München, scientists have a special focus on immune control of infections and developing novel therapies. Pathogen-specific immunotherapies (e.g. vaccination or adoptiv T cell transfer) aim to strengthen the body´s natural defence system so that it is able to control specific infectious diseases more effectively or even avoid them entirely. Other research fields in München are "Gastrointestinal Infections", "HIV", "Hepatitis" and "Tuberculosis". In addition, the DZIF Academy is coordinated from Munich.