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Research to help the most vulnerable

The RESIST speaker team: Prof. Dr. Thomas Schulz (in the middle) and the two co-speakers Prof. Dr. Gesine Hansen and Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster

Some people become only mildly ill when they ’catch’ viral or bacterial infections, whereas others are affected much more severely. But what are the reasons for these differences? And how can the course of a disease be predicted and personalized treatments developed?

These questions are being addressed by the RESIST Cluster of Excellence team. This will enable them to help people with a weakened immune system, including newborn babies, the elderly, people with congenital immunodeficiency, those whose immune system is suppressed for therapeutic reasons, and implant users.

Our research programme is for the weakest. The current threat of the corona pandemic clearly shows how important the goals of our Cluster of Excellence RESIST are. We want to better understand the variable susceptibility of individuals to infections in order to protect vulnerable people as well as possible. In view of the dramatic situation, we in RESIST have started our research on SARS-CoV-2 for several month now.

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Upcoming seminars

Every Thursday (except during school holidays) two RESIST scientists or top-class researchers from external institutions present their work at the RESIST seminar series. The seminars are taking place from 5 to 6 pm. Due to coronavirus pandemic,  it is an online-seminar. If you want to take part ple [...]

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Jobs

RESIST is not only a vibrant research network, but also an employer and career supporter for young investigators. Find out more about current vacancies on our job platform.

ZIB

The virtual Centre for Infection Biology (ZIB) offers the following programmes for doctoral students: “Infection Biology” and “Dynamics of Host Pathogen Interactions – DEWIN”. More information can be found here.

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.

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