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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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

DZIF Seminar Series

organized by our group leader Silvia

The Malaria cross talk between field and bench research seminar series is back for another year with DZIF funds! Please note that after a COVID-19 related break the seminar goes virtual with a restart of the series on 7 September 2020.

New research group

funded by the German Centre for Infection Research

We are delighted to announce that Victoria Ingham from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine LSTM) is going to join our department in December 2020 as head of the new DZIF-funded research group on translational malaria research. Victoria has an MA in Biological Sciences (Magdalen College, Oxford) and an MSc in Systems Biology (University of Warwick). For her PhD thesis (in a collaboration between LSTM and Warwick) which she finished in early 2016 she worked on novel mechanisms for insecticide resistance.

During the interviews for the group leader position on 16 September Victoria impressed the selection committee with her enthusiastic personality, her profound knowledge in the malaria research field and her thoughtful project concept. The new DZIF group headed by Victoria receives funding for 5 years (including staff and consumables).