German Centre for Infection Research
The BNITM coordinates the work of the Hamburg-Lübeck-Borstel-Riems site in the German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF). The overarching goal of the DZIF is translation, i.e. to transfer results from basic research as purposefully as possible into clinical application. In addition to the BNITM, the University of Hamburg, the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf, the University of Lübeck, the Friedrich Loeffler Institute, the Heinrich Pette Institute and the Research Centre Borstel are involved at the site. These seven university and non-university institutions conduct research particularly in the field of global and emerging infections.
The scientific work in the DZIF is thematically focused: Scientists who specialise in researching a pathogen or a methodology work together in their areas of expertise. The Hamburg-Lübeck-Borstel-Riems site is structurally represented in the topics "Emerging Infectious Diseases", "Malaria", "HIV", "Tuberculosis", "New Antibiotics" and "African Partner Institutions". In addition, projects are carried out on these topics as well as on "Infections in the immunocompromised host", "Hepatitis", "Hospital germs and antibiotic-resistant bacteria" and "New antiviral substances".