Welcome to the Centre for Infectious Diseases, Parasitology
at Heidelberg University Medical School

Prof. Michael Lanzer, Ph. D.

Parasitology is a science at the heart of clinical medicine, epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology and biochemistry.


It deals with some of the most important infectious diseases of mankind.


Parasitology has the potential to help us understand questions regarding the complexity of life and the subtle interactions between different species.


Parasitology may provide the tools to alleviate the suffering of millions of people tricken by parasites.


Learn more about us.


Prof. Michael Lanzer, Ph. D.



Highlight of the Month - November

13 November 2017: official Inauguration of the new Center for Integrative Infectious Disease Research (CIID), INF 344 


On Monday, 13 November, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Finance Baden-Württemberg Gisela Splett, together with the Minister of Science Baden-Württemberg Theresia Bauer handed over the newly built CIID to Heidelberg University. We are extremely happy to have our research groups Ganter, Guizetti and Frischknecht from now on located there.


For further information on the ceremonial hand-over see the press release of Heidelberg University Hospital (in Germany only).


Ceremonial hand-over of the key: from left - Prof. Eckhard Gerber (owner Gerber architects); Bernd Müller (Head, Baden-Württemberg State Office for Property and Construction, Office Mannheim & Heidelberg); Gisela Splett (State Secretary, Ministry of Finance Baden-Württemberg); Theresia Bauer (Minister of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg); Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernhard Eitel (Rector, Heidelberg University); Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Herzog (Dean, Medical Faculty Heidelberg); Prof. Dr. Annette Grüters-Kieslich (Managing Medical Director, Heidelberg University Hospital); Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Kräusslich (Centre for Infectious Diseases, Virology Unit, Heidelberg University Hospital); Jürgen Odszuck (1st Mayor of Heidelberg) and Dipl.-Volkswirtin Irmtraut Gürkan (Commercial Director, Heidelberg University Hospital).

Photo: Heidelberg University Hospital

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