Welcome to the Parasitology Unit at the Centre for Infectious Diseases
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 interactions between different species.
Parasitology may provide the tools to alleviate the suffering of millions of people stricken by parasites.
Prof. Michael Lanzer, Ph. D.
DZIF Seminar Series
organized by our group leader Vicky
The seminar series "malaria cross talk between field and bench research" initiated in 2017 by our former group leader Silvia Portugal (now at the MPI-IB in Berlin) and funded through the German Center for Infection Research is going to be continued also in 2021.
Victoria Ingham, our new DZIF junior group leader, has kindly offered to take on the organization of the seminar series. So far the talks are scheduled to take place once a month (if possible the last Monday). Due to the Corona pandemic we are forced to continue the virtual format for the time being but hopefully will be able to have on-site talks again soon.
New resolution on malaria
adopted by World Health Assembly
The World Health Assembly, the main governing body of the World Health Organization, has adopted a new resolution that aims to revitalize and accelerate efforts to end malaria, a preventable and treatable disease that continues to claim more than 400,000 lives annually.
The resolution urges Member States to step up the pace of progress through plans and approaches that are consistent with WHO’s updated global malaria strategy and the WHO Guidelines for malaria. It calls on countries to extend investment in and support for health services, ensuring no one is left behind; sustain and scale up sufficient funding for the global malaria response; and boost investment in the research and development of new tools.