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.
World Malaria Day: 25 April
Zero malaria starts with me
World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25 April each year, is an internationally recognized day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. However, half the world still lives at risk from this preventable, treatable disease, which costs a child’s life every two minutes
World Malaria Day 2021 will unify and build on the ‘Zero Malaria Starts with Me’ movement and the ‘Draw the Line Against Malaria’ youth focused campaign. This year’s theme, "Zero Malaria - Draw the Line Against Malaria", will explore and connect malaria elimination and malaria in high-burden settings.