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European Commission awards internationally renowned epidemic early warning system

BNITM-Arbovirology and international partners receive 5 million euros

Hamburg, 17 January 2022 - As a partner of a European consortium the Department of Arbovirology of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, headed by Prof. Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit, today received the European Commission Prize for its epidemic early warning system ‘EYWA’. The prize is endowed with five million euros and will be used to expand its established early warning system in Europe and the countries of the Global South.

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| 14.12.2021

Verleihung des Werner-Otto Preises an BNITM Wissenschaftlerin Julie Sellau

Hamburg, 14. Dezember 2021 – Dr. Julie Sellau, Wissenschaftlerin der Arbeitsgruppe Molekulare Infektionsimmunologie am Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin, erhält heute für ihren herausragenden Erkenntnisgewinn zur geschlechtsspezifischen Immunologie den mit 8000€ dotierten Werner-Otto-Preis. Ihre preisgekrönte Arbeit wurde im Juli 2020 in der renommierten Fachzeitschrift Nature Communications veröffentlicht.

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| 02.12.2021

Wrangling an octopus-like viral replication machine

Hamburg / Grenoble, December 2, 2021 - Research groups from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, EMBL* Grenoble and the laboratory of Kay Grünewald from HPI / UHH at CSSB** have studied nine structures of an essential Lassa virus protein in different functional states. The protein is necessary for virus replication and thus provides excellent targets for antiviral agents. The results have now been published in the journal Nature Communications.

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| 17.11.2021

New findings on gender differences in infectious diseases

Why do men suffer from amoebic liver abscess our times more often than women, although women are even infected more often? Now, the research group led by Prof. Hanna Lotter of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) has deciphered the role of a protein that leads to a different immune responses in male and female individuals in this infectious disease. The discovery is a further building block for research into gender-specific differences in infectious diseases. The results have been published 29.9.2021 in the Journal of Hepatology.

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Persistence of infectious Lassa virus in seminal fluid of male survivors after recovery

A research team of ISTH and BNITM publishes the results of a prospective longitudinal study conducted in Nigeria

Lassa virus can be transmitted from human to human via body fluids during the acute phase. Yet, so far there is no epidemiological data supporting sexual transmission. An international team of researchers from the Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital (ISTH) and the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) performed a prospective longitudinal study and discovered that infectious Lassa virus, similar to Ebola virus, can still be found in the seminal fluid of some male survivors of Lassa Fever for up to one year after recovery. The results have recently been published in The Lancet Microbe.

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| 28.10.2021

Promising new antimalarial compound discovered in Hamburg - McMaster collaboration

Scientist from CSSB’s Gilberger group (BNITM and UHH) and collaborators from the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada have discovered a promising new antimalarial compound. The discovery, published in Cell Chemical Biology, opens the door to the development of new drugs targeting malaria, one of the deadliest infectious diseases on the planet.

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| 26.10.2021

Prof. Cornelia Betsch establishes health communication at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine

Implementation research gains momentum in Hamburg

Hamburg / Erfurt, Germany, 28 October 2021 - As of now, the graduate psychologist and holder of the Heisenberg Professorship for Health Communication at the University of Erfurt, Cornelia Betsch, will strengthen implementation research at the largest research institute for global infections in Germany, the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM).

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| 23.10.2020

BOOK A SCIENTIST 2021 - LEIBNIZ ASSOCIATION

Speed dating with science - on 10.11.21, BNITM infection epidemiologist Dr. Nicole Gilberger and parasitologist Dr. Joachim Clos, as well as many other Leibniz researchers, will answer questions on topics that affect everyday life.

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Pressemitteilung

| 20.10.2021

Statements and media communication by BNITM staff

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) is Germany's largest institution for research, care and teaching in the field of tropical diseases and emerging infections. We are scientifically focused on neglected tropical diseases, zoonoses and other infectious diseases with global health impacts. Staff members of the institute do research on pathogens as well as on relevant diseases that are generally not spreading in Germany.

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Change of leadership at Germany's largest institute for tropical medicine

Research for Global Health in Hamburg

Today, the infectious disease epidemiologist Jürgen May took over the leadership of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM), the largest research institute for global infections in Germany. The coronavirus pandemic shows how important it is to research pathogens and that experience in the fight against infectious diseases is more important than ever. The Bernhard Nocht Institute in Hamburg is one of the oldest institutions for tropical medicine worldwide.

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