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.



*** Job opportunities: various PhD positions available ***



Highlight of the Month

Article published on "The unusual life of malaria parasites" by our group leaders Markus Ganter & Jude Przyborski (journal "Biologie in unserer Zeit")


How do you manage to control a pathogen that has escaped our immune system for hundreds of thousands of years and is resistant to drugs within a short time? The answer may lie in the unusual biology of the malaria pathogen Plasmodium.


More in issue 03/2018 of "Biologie in unserer Zeit", in which 2 of our group leaders report on "The unusual life of malaria parasites".


see the article (in German)