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

Long Night of the Sciences 2024
The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology opens its doors to visitors for the "smartest night of the year" on June 22. Take a look behind the scences and  experience our research through lab tours, experimental stations and talks. 
World Malaria Day 2024How researchers from the global North and South aim to curb malaria
Scientists Jason Hendry and Mulenga Mwenda are using their research to tackle an urgent problem in the fight against malaria, as malaria parasites that have developed resistance to current drugs are spreading across African countries.
Zebrafish swim in a plastic tank held by a person wearing laboratory gloves.
April 24 is World Day for Laboratory Animals. We are taking this day as an opportunity to publish the animal experiment figures of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. In 2023, the majority of animal experimentse were carried out on mice and zebrafish for research into the infectious diseases tuberculosis and typhoid fever.

Seminars / Lectures

(Dis)connecting Aberrant Nuclear Condensates and Neurological Disorders

Christian Schlieker
Jun 26, 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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