Body cells spy out bacteria

December 20, 2019

The aryl-hydrocarbon receptor detects when bacteria increase so much in number that they become a danger to the body. Stefan Kaufmann and his team describe this spying mechanism in a new publication.

Metabolic balancing between mosquito and malaria parasites

December 13, 2019

A hungry mosquito is not a good host for malaria parasites. Elena Levashina's team at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin showed that both, mosquito and parasite, tap into the same resources for their reproduction.

'It’s about the excitement'

November 21, 2019

Interview with Matthieu Domenech de Cellès, new group leader at the MPIIB
Matthieu Domenech de Cellès started his position as MPIIB research group leader in October. In the interview, he talks about his first weeks at the institute, future research plans on mathematical modelling and the importance of vaccine coverage for the fight against infectious diseases.

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