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Scientists identify mutations in the genome caused by the intestinal bacterium Escherichia coli more

A role of colibactin-producing E. coli in carcinogenesis more

Researchers discover new role of DNA-packing proteins for development of immune cells more

First participant enrolled in Phase III clinical trial of VPM1002 focused on healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic more

New MPIIB virtual seminar series | Kick-off with Enfu Hui more

The Malian doctoral student Assetou Dionégué Diarra and the Argentinean scientist Marcos Sterkel completed a one-week Infravec2 training at the MPIIB. In the Vector Biology Research Unit, they learned the principal techniques for working with malaria parasites in the mosquito vector. more

In 2019, Joan Mecsas of Tufts University Boston spent her Sabbatical at MPIIB – in the interview she talks about the measures in Massachusetts / USA and how the Sabbatical prepared her for communication during lockdown. more

Thomas F. Meyer, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, receives an Advanced Grant for his project "Metaplasia as an adaptive response to chronic microbial infections" on the role of bacterial infections in the development of human cancer. more

Interview on the COVID-19 situation in South Africa with Thumbi Ndung'u more

Paola Carrillo-Bustamante, staff scientist in the research unit of Elena Levashina, has successfully raised funds from the Klaus Tschira Boost Fund. Paola now has €80,000 available for two years to investigate how environmental changes influence the development of mosquito larvae and thus affect the transmission rate of diseases. more

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