German Center for Infection Research

Together Against Infections

The Corona pandemic clearly demonstrated the importance of infection research. The emergence and pandemic spread of as yet unknown viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2 most recently, is by no means new. Since founding of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) in 2012, its scientists have devoted a special focus on this problem with the research area "Emerging Infectious Diseases".

Decisive action is also needed to address other problems in infection research: Chronic infections, more and more immunocompromised patients in an increasingly older society and the global increase in antibiotic resistance along with emerging viruses are among the major infectiological challenges of our time. The activities of the DZIF in the field of infectious disease research are strategically aligned to meet these challenges.

To this end, the DZIF brings together the expertise of more than 500 researchers from 35 member institutions and from a wide variety of fields, including medicine, biology, epidemiology, chemistry and bioinformatics.

More information on the DZIF's mission:

DZIF Head Office
Inhoffenstraße 7
38124 Braunschweig

Phone: +49 531 6181-1152

Press Contact
Dr. Nicola Wittekindt
Phone: +49 531 6181-1154

Contact Persons
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Executive Board

Prof. Dirk Busch
Technische Universität München – Vorstandsvorsitzender
Prof. Hans-Georg Kräusslich
Heidelberg University Hospital – Vice Chair
Prof. Maura Dandri
Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Prof. Andreas Peschel
University of Tübingen
Prof. Dirk Heinz
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Managing Director

Dr. Timo Jäger

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