Host and Pathogen

Host and Pathogen

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology focuses on understanding how microbes cause disease and how hosts respond to this challenge.

Our mission is to understand infections by viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and worms of two reasons: they present one of the most significant medical burdens on earth and the interaction between microbes and their host are an essential driver of evolution.

Science is Teamwork

Science is Teamwork

Our Institute brings together scientists from various disciplines – in this way, we want to find answers to the fundamental questions of infection biology.

Hence the scale of our research spans through the atomic, molecular, cellular, tissular, organismal, clinical and finally social level.

In the Heart of Berlin

In the Heart of Berlin

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology is located at the historical Campus of the Charité Clinic in Berlin.

We are sharing our building with the German Rheumatism Research Center and the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in the heart of Berlin—right between the main station and the government quarter.
 

News

Lupus trigger discovered

Lupus trigger discovered

January 12, 2024
Researchers were able to trace a form of the autoimmune disease lupus back to a single mutation
 
Mosquito gut with about 20 small, round malaria parasites
Researchers develop an optimized model of malaria transmission, shedding light on parasite development in the mosquito.
IMPRS-IDI Call for Applications 2024

IMPRS-IDI Call for Applications 2024

The International Max Planck Research School for Infectious Diseases and Immunology is offering two PhD positions in the Levashina Lab and Iatsenko Lab.

Seminars / Lectures

The Future of Medicines for Prevention, Cure and Eradication of Malaria

Jörg Möhrle
Mar 13, 2024 04:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology and via Zoom, Room: seminar room 1+2
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