Announcements 14.12.2021

Award of the Werner Otto Prize to BNITM scientist Julie Sellau

Hamburg, 14. Dezember 2021 – Dr. Julie Sellau, Wissenschaftlerin der Arbeitsgruppe Molekulare Infektionsimmunologie am…

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Announcements 02.12.2021

Wrangling an octopus-like viral replication machine

Hamburg / Grenoble, 2. Dezember 2021 – Forschungsgruppen des Bernhard-Nocht-Instituts für Tropenmedizin (BNITM), des EMBL* Grenoble und des…

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Announcements 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…

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Announcements 09.11.2021

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

Irrua/ Hamburg. Human-to-human transmission of Lassa viruses can occur via droplet infection and bodily fluids. So far, however, there is no…

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Announcements 28.10.2021

Promising new antimalarial compound discovered

Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler um Prof. Tim Gilberger am Zentrum für Strukturelle Systembiologie (Centre for Structural Systems…

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Press releases 26.10.2021

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

Hamburg / Erfurt - The graduate psychologist and holder of the Heisenberg Professorship for Health Communication at the University of…

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Public Events 22.10.2021


Speed dating with science - on 10.11.21, BNITM infection epidemiologist Dr. Nicole Gilberger and parasitologist Dr. Joachim Clos, as well as…

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Announcements 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…

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Press releases 01.10.2021

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

Today, the infectious disease epidemiologist Jürgen May took over the leadership of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine…

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Research Highlights 30.09.2021

Proteins in the blood plasma of malaria patients set inflammatory processes in motion

In a study on the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, the research group led by Prof. Iris Bruchhaus from the Bernhard Nocht Institute…

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Press releases 15.09.2021

Lessons from renewed Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Conakry/ Hamburg, September 15th, 2021 – Contrary to previous assumptions, Ebola virus epidemics do not necessarily originate from animal…

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Press releases 20.08.2021

World Mosquito Day 2021: Global warming promotes spread of mosquito-borne viruses

Hamburg - Durch weltweit steigende Temperaturen können wärmeliebende Stechmückenarten wie die Asiatische Tigermücke neue Lebensräume…

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Press releases 27.07.2021

Commitment to diversity

By signing, BNITM commits itself to cultivating a working environment that is free of prejudice. It sees diversity as an enrichment and an…

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Announcements 18.06.2021

Treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria

Scientists around the world are searching for drugs to better treat malaria patients. Great hopes are pinned on the combination drug…

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Announcements 17.06.2021

Dr Benno Kreuels receives Award for Tropical Medicine 2021 from the German Society for Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine and Global Health e.V. (DTG)

The German Society for Tropical Medicine, Travel Medicine and Global Health (DTG) awards the "Prize for Tropical Medicine" every two years.…

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Announcements 07.06.2021

First digital LCI Summer School with the topic "Molecular biology of pathogens"

At the first digital Summer School of the Leibniz Center Infection on the topic "Molecular biology of pathogens", PhD students from the…

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Announcements 26.05.2021

Severe malaria in adults

Malaria is known to be a severe and fatal disease in Africa especially in children under five. Due to the much smaller number of cases, the…

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Announcements 21.05.2021

Sophie Duraffour wins Science Award of the GSK Foundation

Dr. Sophie Duraffour from the Department of Virology at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) receives the "Clinical…

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Research Highlights 10.05.2021

A matter of communication: Breloer research group clarifies immune reaction to worm parasites

Worm infections are among the most common tropical diseases worldwide. Parasitic worms are such successful infectious agents partly because…

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Press releases 22.04.2021

European Research Council funds cutting-edge research on drug resistance in malaria parasites

Hamburg, Germany, April 22, 2021 – Dr. Tobias Spielmann, head of the research group "Malaria" in the section Molecular Biology and…

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Announcements 20.04.2021

World Malaria Day April 25, 2021

In 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) established the World Malaria Day as an annual international day of action. Its purpose is to…

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Announcements 02.04.2021

DESY X-ray lightsource identifies promising candidates for COVID drugs

Hamburg. At the high-brilliance X-ray light source PETRA III of the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), a research team in which the…

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Announcements 01.04.2021

Mission made possible despite of COVID19: BNITM helps contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea

Following the request for assistance from the Ministry of Health of Guinea, the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) sent…

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Research Highlights 17.02.2021

Why do some people contract Lassa fever severely, and others only mildly?

Which factors determine whether an infection takes a severe or mild course? This question has been occupying researchers not only since the…

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Press releases 05.02.2021

Understanding immune differences between the sexes for better personalised medicine

Hamburg - It has been increasingly proven that diseases occur with different frequency and run differently in women and men. Now scientists…

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Press releases 30.01.2021

BNITM: Tropical diseases are neglected again

Hamburg. Worldwide, almost two billion people are at risk of becoming incapacitated, blind, disfigured, disabled or dying earlier due to…

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Announcements 12.01.2021

New Junior Research Group on Lassa Fever

The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) has been given the opportunity to set up another junior research group. Dr Till…

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