News

All current DZIF news can be found here.

Marc Hübner
© UKBonn

A fascination for roundworms

Worms and other parasites cause numerous and widespread tropical diseases which are largely overlooked. At the DZIF, research teams are focused on fighting these diseases. Since August 2020

Prof. Dr. Esther Schnettler
© BNITM

Of mosquitoes and men

For most people, mosquitoes are bothersome pests which not only bite and make annoying sounds but which also transmit diseases. However, for Esther Schnettler, they are a highly interesting subject

Maria Vehreschild
© DZIF/Foto: Uwe Dettmar

Reconciling career and family life

Maria J.G.T. Vehreschild is a physician and scientist and represents the archetype “clinician-scientist” like few other. She has been Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases at Frankfurt

Prof. Christoph Lange
© FZ Borstel

A helper with foresight

Christoph Lange was recently appointed as Medical Director of the Research Center Borstel. From here, he substantially contributes to clinical tuberculosis research in Europe, also monitoring the

Jörg Janne Vehreschild
© MedizinFotoKöln/Dorothea Hensen

Doctor and data guru at the DZIF

Jörg Janne Vehreschild started his professional career as a programmer. However, he soon decided to pursue his second passion and began his medical studies a year later. Today, at only 39, Vehreschild

Oumou Maiga-Ascofaré
© DZIF

"Good to see both sides"

Oumou Maiga-Ascofaré is currently working as a research fellow at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg and at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine

Between hospital and research

Christina Zielinski always wanted to become a doctor, but then research got hold of her, or, more precisely, human T cells did. Christina Zielinski has been focusing on these major players in the

Michael Hölscher, LMU München
© DZIF

Research career between Munich and Africa

Michael Hölscher has had an interest in Africa from the start, and it has never left him: his career path started in Tanzania over 20 years ago. The research fields HIV and tuberculosis have been on

Drug design: Making sugar molecules aggressive

Breaking down bacterial biofilms in order to lure the pathogens out of hiding is one of chemist Dr Alexander Titz’s goals. The junior research group leader from the Helmholtz Institute for

Günter Fröschl
© Günter Fröschl

“Humanitarian aid is not haphazard work done by over-motivated cowboys”

DZIF infectious disease and tropical medicine specialist Günter Fröschl (42), from Munich, spent two months in Liberia from December last year, to help with the largest Ebola epidemic seen to date