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.

Since the year 2000 we are sharing the institute building with the Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum in the heart of Berlin - right between the main station and the government quarter.

News

Long Night of the Sciences at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology
On July 2, the Long Night of the Sciences will take place at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. We invite you to take a look behind the scenes of the Institute with a diverse program: laboratory tours, hands-on stands and much more.

Photo for the Annual General Meeting: the silhouette of Berlin
The organisation's 73rd Annual Meeting will also see the announcement of the new President-Elect

Epidemiologists calculate how much data is needed to estimate the duration of vaccine protection
When designing a vaccination campaign against emerging pathogens, it is crucial to know how long vaccine protection lasts. The research group of Matthieu Domenech de Cellès at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin now showed how soon this duration of protection can be estimated from standard epidemiological data in the course of a vaccination campaign.
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