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Weiteres WHO-Kooperationszentrum

Wie entscheiden sich Menschen für oder gegen Impfungen? Was begünstigt einen zurückhaltenden Antibiotika-Einsatz? Wie lässt sich Handlungsbereitschaft gegen den Klimawandel erhöhen? Um diese Fragen zu beantworten, greift die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) auch auf die Expertise des BNITM zurück: Die Arbeitsgruppe Gesundheitskommunikation wurde zum "WHO-Kooperationszentrum für Verhaltensforschung zur Förderung Globaler Gesundheit" ernannt.

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Specialist event

Leibniz Center Infection Symposium: Long-term Consequences of Infection 01.-02.02.2024

Cardiovascular problems, multiple sclerosis, lung damage: the spectrum of possible long-term consequences of infections is wide. The LCI Symposium 2024 is not just about the medical consequences of various infections with viruses or parasites. One session will also look at the social and economic consequences. Register now and deepen your knowledge, learn new things, experience international luminaries, network and much more...

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From knowledge to action

Research - Heal - Teach: The translation of scientific findings into patient care and teaching is part of the DNA of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine. How this can be achieved is the subject of implementation research. This has now been established as a separate section at the BNITM: Over the past almost four years, the institute has established a completely new research area with nine working groups.

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Coronavirus pandemic: distorted memories

Vaccinated and unvaccinated people remember the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic differently. Depending on how strongly both groups identify with their own vaccination status, they have polarised perceptions of the past. This is what an international team of scientists from Germany, Austria and the USA found out. The results have been published in the renowned journal Nature.

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Research Highlight

The malaria parasite: A quick-change artist

Two completely different hosts, a multitude of different tissues: The malaria parasite is extremely adaptable. In the course of its life cycle, it develops different cell forms over several generations. An international cross-institutional research team has now studied the cell skeleton of four of these cell forms by molecular biology and found an impressive diversity in the structure of the so-called microtubules.

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Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine 2024

How do I diagnose the common travel skin disease leishmaniasis? What do parasites, protozoa and worms look like under the microscope? And how does health science work in the tropics? This and much more is taught by our lecturers in the Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine. It prepares physicians for working in the tropics and is accredited by the Hamburg Medical Association. Participants also acquire knowledge of travel medicine.

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Press releases

BNITM unterstützt WHO noch stärker bei globaler Gesundheitsvorsorge

Das Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin (BNITM) hat ein weiteres WHO-Kooperationszentrum: Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) hat…

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Press releases

From knowledge to action

Since 2020, the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) has been doing research not only infectious pathogens, vectors and…

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Professional Events

Global-Partnership-Initiated-Biosecurity-Academia for Controlling Health Threats (GIBACHT)

GIBACHT is an educational programme established and supported by the German Federal Foreign Office. The training programme focuses on…

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Professional Events
01.02. - 02.02.2024

LCI Symposium on Long-term Consequences of Infections

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