Research to help the most vulnerable

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Why do some people become only mildly ill when they “catch” viral oder bacterial infections, whereas others are affected much more severely? How can we manage to predict the course of the disease, develop better therapies and thus protect and treat everyone as well as possible?

The team at our Cluster of Excellence RESIST  is conducting intensive research at the highest level to find answers to these important questions. The work is focussed on the most vulnerable: people who are particularly susceptible to infections. These include people with a congenital immunodeficiency, newborn babies, the elderly or patients whose immune system is suppressed for therapeutic reasons.

RESIST – News

  • Turning the enemy into a friend

    July 9, 2024

    July 9, 2024

    July 9, 2024

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

  • Linux and Leine

    July 1, 2024

    July 1, 2024

    July 1, 2024

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

  • Welcome

    June 17, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

  • Turning the enemy into a friend

    July 9, 2024

    July 9, 2024

    July 9, 2024

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

  • Linux and Leine

    July 1, 2024

    July 1, 2024

    July 1, 2024

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

  • Welcome

    June 17, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

  • IdeenExpo: RESIST inspires guests

    June 17, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    Several hundred visitors watched our VR film on the infection process at the Ideas Expo and were impressed.

    Several hundred visitors watched our VR film on the infection process at the Ideas Expo and were impressed.

    Several hundred visitors watched our VR film on the infection process at the Ideas Expo and were impressed.

  • Turning the enemy into a friend

    July 9, 2024

    July 9, 2024

    July 9, 2024

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

    Sounds paradoxical: varicella zoster virus spreads better in the body by enhancing an immune defence mechanism

  • Linux and Leine

    July 1, 2024

    July 1, 2024

    July 1, 2024

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

    At the Bioinformatics Summer School, participants were able to learn how to process and visualise data in order to gain new insights into biology and medicine.

  • Welcome

    June 17, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    June 17, 2024

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

    We are delighted to welcome our new RESIST member Prof Dr Yannic Bartsch. The immunologist heads the junior research group "Antiviral Antibody Omics" at TWINCORE.

Upcoming Seminars

  • RESIST Seminar guest lecture by Dr. Tim Greten

    15. August 2024 | 17:00 - 18:00

    15. August 2024 | 17:00 - 18:00

    15. August 2024 | 17:00 - 18:00

    Exciting topics, interestingly presented: Every first and third Thursday (except during school holidays), RESIST scientists or top-class researchers from external institutions present their topics at the RESIST seminar series. [...]

    Exciting topics, interestingly presented: Every first and third Thursday (except during school holidays), RESIST scientists or top-class researchers from external institutions present their topics at the RESIST seminar series. [...]

    Exciting topics, interestingly presented: Every first and third Thursday (except during school holidays), RESIST scientists or top-class researchers from external institutions present their topics at the RESIST seminar series. Attend these exciting seminars of the Cluster of Excellence RESIST, as a member of RESIST or as a colleague or [...]

Film Portrait of the Cluster of Excellence RESIST

Doctoral Studies

Dr. Sabine Johann

RESIST is happy to support students of natural sciences or medicine in their doctoral studies – both in terms of research and other challenges. For more information click here.

Our Team

Over 50 scientists are responsible for our research projects. In the gallery of investigators you can learn more about the minds behind RESIST, their curricula vitae and research interests.

RESIST Cohort

Why are elderly people often more vulnerable to viral infections than younger people? In order to answer these questions the RESIST team has been establishing a clinical cohort since the end of 2019.