Parasitology Unit at the Centre for Infectious Diseases

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World Malaria Day: 25 April

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BioMalPar XX: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite

(21-23 May 2024)

Conference Homepage

World Mosquito Day: 20 Aug.

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Seminarreihe "Augenblick für Forschung"

Online-Vortrag unseres AG-Leiters Julien Guizetti.

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World Malaria Report 2023

Efforts by countries & malaria partners are making a difference

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Kliniken &… Institute Zentrum für… Parasitology Unit Welcome

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.

Current Highlights (for further info see our News section)

BioMalPar XX

(21-23 May 2024, EMBL, Heidelberg)

The conference series brings malaria researchers from around the world to present and share recent ground-breaking findings on fundamental malaria research in an integrated and highly collaborative environment. As the BioMalPar Conference marks its 20th anniversary, the organizers would like to take a moment to reflect on the critical mission of understanding the biology of the Plasmodium parasite, its interactions with hosts and vectors, and the urgent need to develop effective intervention strategies. This year, the conference will focus on enhancing the research community by forging new connections. 

BUGA 2023

(1st October 2023)

Members of the Health + Life Science Alliance Heidelberg Mannheim (HLS) joined the BUGA 2023 in Mannheim with a booth on 29 September & 1 October. They gave various talks on their current research approaches, informed through hands-on offers and were available for chats with interested BUGA visitors. On Sunday, 2 of our group leaders, namely Freddy Frischknecht and Markus Ganter, inspired their audience with a talk on the question "Malaria in Mannheim - impossible?" They also had an info booth on malaria with among other things literature (overview article, malaria comic, This is Ann) and some mosquitoes (safely kept in a cage) and they very much enjoyed sharing their knowledge with young and old.

Shanghai Ranking 2023

(15 August 2023)

As the best university in Germany, Heidelberg University has topped the list at the national level in the latest Academic Ranking of World Universities. The so-called Shanghai Ranking for 2023 assigns it first place in Germany,16th in Europe and 55th at the international level. The ranking of the best universities worldwide primarily measures the academic influence of the respective institutions, which is why research indicators count most in the evaluation.