Lupus trigger discovered

Lupus trigger discovered

January 12, 2024

Researchers were able to trace a form of the autoimmune disease lupus back to a single mutation

Mosquito gut with about 20 small, round malaria parasites

Researchers develop an optimized model of malaria transmission, shedding light on parasite development in the mosquito more

Die Form der partiellen Effekte der Saisonalität der Varizellen-Inzidenz in verschiedenen Breitengraden.

Matthieu Domenech de Cellès' research group unraveled the seasonality of chickenpox cases in Colombia by using a mathematical model. This model may be transferable to other countries in Central America and has the potential to improve future vaccination campaigns. more

Here to stay: How gut bacteria withstand immune responses during infection

Bacteria of the microbiome can resist antimicrobial peptides of the immune systemthe Iatsenko lab now uncovered the mechanism behind this resilience. more

How to estimate vaccine impact?

Researchers establish a mathematical model to estimate the vaccine impact on populations. more

Long Night of the Sciences 2023

On June 17, the Long Night of the Sciences will take place in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology will open its doors to visitors for the "smartest night of the year". With a diverse program—laboratory tours, hands-on booths and much more—we invite you to look behind the scenes of the Institute and get to know our research. more

Simone Reber looking at a falcon tube

On the first of January, Simone Reber started her Max Planck Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. With her research group "Quantitative Biology", she investigates how cell organelles are organized and which biochemical and physical principles lie behind this self-organization. more

Zebrafish in a fish tank.

April 24 is World Day For Laboratory Animals. This year, we are again taking the day as an opportunity to publish the animal experimentation figures of the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. more

“There is still plenty to do”

February 11 is International Day of Women and Girls in Science. On this occasion we spoke with Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology malaria researchers Silvia Portugal and Paola Carrillo-Bustamante. In the interview, the two talk about their careers as female researchers and discuss how women can be better supported on their path to working in science. more

Silvia Portugal receives the Bailey K. Ashford Medal

The medal for mid-career researchers was awarded at the annual meeting of the Amercian Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene more

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