Greenish graphic that visualises the topic of "AI in biology and medicine". It shows a brown microscope on the right, three filled test tubes on the left and, on the very left and in the background, DNA strands and binary codes with ones and zeros.©BNITM AI-generated with Adobe Firefly
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BNITM goes digital

Digitisation push at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine: from 2025, the institute will be setting up the overarching centre "Computational Sciences for Pathogen Research and One Health". The virtual centre will be linked to all five research sections of the institute. The Joint Science Conference of the federal and state governments had previously given the green light for funding from the Leibniz Association.

In German. English to follow.
The immunohistological staining shows blue stained liver cells of the mouse, liver abscess stained brown, liver abscess caused by amoebae of the genus Entamoeba histolytica.©BNITM

A matter of motility

Why does an infection with parasitic amoebae lead to severe disease course in some cases? A research group at the BNITM is investigating this for the genus "Entamoeba histolytica" and has already found two molecules of the parasite that are involved in the pathogenic effect. They have now found clues as to the mechanism behind this and have published their findings in the scientific journal "PLOS Pathogen".

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The image shows a laboratory in a red tent with staff in lab coats working on benches and with glove boxes.©EMLab, BNITM

European Mobile Lab becomes part of EU Civil Protection

To be able to respond quickly and efficiently to an outbreak of dangerous infectious agents is an important task of international disaster response. The European Mobile Lab, managed by BNITM, has been making a significant contribution to this for many years. Now, the EMLab has undergone and successfully passed the demanding certification process of the European Civil Protection Pool (ECPP).

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The photo shows a physician in a personal protection suit with crossed arms standing in an isolation ward.©BNITM | Till Omansen

Lassa fever season in Nigeria

Two teams of experts from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) are supporting the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) in Edo State in the diagnosis and control of the Lassa fever outbreak there. Together, the long-standing partners are putting new laboratory capacities and important clinical study platforms into operation. Among other things, they want to investigate the connection with bacterial sepsis.

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[Translate to English:] Grünliche Grafik, die das Thema "KI in Biologie und Medizin" visualisiert. Sie zeigt ein Mikroskop, ein gefülltes Reagenzglas und im Hintergrund DNA-Stränge sowie Binärcodes mit Einsen und Nullen
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Further growth spurt at BNITM

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) is comprehensively putting its research on a digital footing: From 2025, it will…

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Fluorescent staining of three single-celled parasites of the species Entamoeba histolytica, parasites stained in green, black background

Motility crucial for pathogenicity of parasitic amoebae

An infection with the single-celled parasite Entamoeba histolytica is usually asymptomatic, but it can also lead to an intestinal infection…

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Kommen Sie zu einer unserer beliebten Infoveranstaltungen im historischen Hörsaal des Bernhard-Nocht-Instituts für Tropenmedizin (BNITM)!…

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