Parasitology Unit at the Centre for Infectious Diseases

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We mourn the sad loss of Hermann Bujard

An inspirational scientist and person is gone but he won't be forgotten.

16 April 1934 - 31 July 2021

DZIF Annual Meeting 2020 => postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19

German Center for Infection Research / Deutsches Zentrum für Infektionsforschung (DZIF)

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2 July 2020: 2 years of "Zero Malaria Starts With Me" movement

Pan-African movement celebrates two years of country leadership towards zero malaria

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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

World Mosquito Day

(20 August)

World Mosquito Day commemorates a discovery made by the British doctor Sir Ronald Ross in 1897, who discovered that female mosquitoes can transmit malaria between humans. Shortly after his discovery, Ross himself determined that 20 August should be celebrated as World Mosquito Day in future. Since the beginning of the 1930s, the London Institute for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) has been celebrating it with events such as exhibitions and parties.

Job opportunity

(Deadline: 31 July)

We invite applications from outstanding young scientists to establish an independent research group on translational malaria research.

New publication

(elife, 10 July)

Malaria pathogen uses molecular lock pick to break into cells: the Frischknecht lab describes new insights into infection mechanisms of the parasite Plasmodium in the online journal "eLife".