“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

Tuberculosis vaccine passes safety test

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

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. 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 more

Epidemiologists calculate how much data is needed to estimate the duration of vaccine protection

When designing a vaccination campaign, it is crucial to know how long the vaccine protection lasts. The research group of Matthieu Domenech de Cellès at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin now showed how soon this duration of protection can be estimated from standard epidemiological data in the course of a vaccination campaign. more

Zebrafish in a fish tank.

April 24 is World Day for Laboratory Animals. We take this day as an opportunity to publish the animal experiment figures for 2021 at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. more

Covid-19 and flu: Predicting virus-virus interactions

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

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

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

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

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