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INFECTIONS in an Urbanizing World - Humans, Animals, Environments

Improved hygiene and better prevention and treatment have diminished the incidence of infectious diseases particularly in industrialised countries. However, increasing antibiotic resistance, emergence of new pathogens, together with changes in pathogen distribution due to altered climate and mobility are global challenges for humankind. The Leibniz Research Alliance (LRA) INFECTIONS aims to establish an interdisciplinary research agenda and opens up new avenues of communication across disciplines. New strategies and methods for early warning and outbreak management systems will be developed to control spread of pathogens.


  • LCI Summer School on "Molecular Infectious Diseases Epidemiology"

    Doctoral students from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), the Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center (FZB) and the Leibniz Institute of Virology (LIV) met for a three-day meeting on "Molecular Infectious Diseases Epidemiology". The three institutes organized the summer school as part of the Leibniz Center Infection (LCI) Graduate School as a joint event with the Hamburg Leibniz ScienceCampus "Integrative Analysis of Pathogen-induced Compartments" (InterACt). The summer school offered the doctoral students plenty of time for dialogue and networking.

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    New Study shows: AMR development is more complex than anticipated

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) prevails as one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In light of this pressing global concern, researchers of the Leibniz Research Alliance INFECTIONS have now added another puzzle piece to the bigger picture of AMR. Their study, published in Frontiers in Microbiology, sheds light on the intricate interplay of factors contributing to the proliferation of AMR in animal farming.

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  • LFV INFECTIONS Summer School 2024: Antimicrobial Resistance: Navigating between Access & Excess

    Join us for this innovative summer school on Antimicrobial Resistance: Navigating Between Access & Excess. Dive into interdisciplinary discussions, cutting-edge research, and innovative strategies to combat one of the greatest health challenges of our time. From economic implications to environmental impacts, from policy perspectives to scientific breakthroughs – this immersive program offers a unique opportunity for PhD students and postdocs across diverse research fields to shape the future of global health. Don't miss your chance to be part of this transformative journey!

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Prof. Dr. Ulrich E. Schaible
Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center (FZB)
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Dr. Susanne Pätzold
Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center (FZB)
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Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center (FZB)
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Dr. Anna Holst
Research Center Borstel, Leibniz Lung Center (FZB)
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