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Non-university institutions submit a 10-point-catalog more

The virtual seminar series is back with a new September schedule. more

The Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology is among the first institutes to sign the initiative of the DFG and Tierversuche Verstehen for transparent information and open communication about animal experiments in research. more

The sphingolipid metabolite sphingosine-1-phosphate activates NOD receptors upon perturbation of cellular homeostasis more

New book on vaccination by Stefan H.E. Kaufmann more

When neutrophils come in contact with pathogens, they eject NETs consisting of DNA and proteins that trap pathogens and activate the immune system. A team of researchers led by Arturo Zychlinsky now demonstrates that when the DNA in NETs are engulfed by phagocytes they activate the DNA receptor cGAS, which turns on the production of interferon. The more

Felix M. Key joined the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in September 2020 to start his research group Evolutionary Pathogenomics. In his research projects, the computational biologist investigates the evolution of pathogens. In this interview, Felix talks to us about his research projects, his move during the COVID-19 pandemic and the best place to find old bacterial DNA. more

Max Planck researchers and their collaborators reveal transformation of colon organoids in vitro more

The highly endowed prize goes to Bonnie L. Bassler, who is appointed as an External Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, and to Michael R. Silverman—both are honored for their discoveries on "quorum sensing" in bacteria more

Research team led by MPIIB Emeritus Director Thomas F. Meyer discovers key mechanism influencing cervical cancer onset more

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