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

Tuberculosis vaccine passes safety test
The vaccine candidate VPM1002 shows its safety in a study with HIV- and non-HIV-exposed newborns

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
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