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

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.

TED Talk by F. Osier

see also: Nature Career Feature (April 2019)

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TED Talk, Vancouver

(April 2018): "The key to a better malaria vaccine"

Highlight of the Month

Congratulations to our friends and collaborators at intuity.de for winning a German Innovation Award for developing the “Minimic" to rapidly detect malaria parasites.