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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

"Malaria is our problem and it’s on us to deal with it”

October 20, 2021
Moussa Niangaly heads the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology’s new partner group in Bamako, Mali. The international research collaboration investigates how malaria parasites survive dry seasons without mosquitos spreading them from host to host. In this interview, he gives insight into his research project and explains how it can help to combat Malaria.

BR50: Build up Berlin towards a worldwide leading research metropolis

September 17, 2021
With a position paper developed under the umbrella of Berlin Research 50, the non-university institution of Berlin emphasize what is important for science in Berlin. The position paper contains 10 demands that should be implemented by the future senate to strengthen Berlin as science metropolis.

"New Voices in Infection Biology" back from summer break

September 10, 2021
The MPIIB virtual seminar series is back with a packed schedule of talks on infection and immunology.

Seminars / Lectures

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