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The interaction between two types of viruses is complex and difficult to predict. Using statistical tests, scientists are trying to decipher the interaction of viruses such as influenza and SARS-CoV-2 from epidemiological data. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology have now taken a closer look at a test for studying virus-virus interactions. more

Scientific highlights 2021

December 22, 2021

Many publications by Max Planck scientists in 2021 were of great social relevance or met with a great media response. We have selected 12 articles to present you with an overview of some noteworthy research of the year more

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, Moussa gives insight into his research project and explains how it can help to combat Malaria. more

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

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