At the DZIF establishments in Munich, 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 Munich are "Gastrointestinal Infections", "HIV", "Hepatitis" and "Tuberculosis". In addition, the DZIF Academy is coordinated from Munich.