Research to help the most vulnerable

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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 personalised 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 are also researching around SARS-CoV-2.

RESIST – News

  • First graduation ceremony for the Master’s programme Biomedical Data Analysis

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see [...]

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see [...]

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see photo), and Konstantin Büttner, who unfortunately could not be in Hanover at the time. Both were honoured at the joint [...]

  • RESIST with virtual reality at “aufhof”

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city [...]

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city [...]

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city centre. A brand new, exciting virtual reality film on herpes virus infection was on show at the stand of our [...]

  • Welcome

    January 30, 2024

    January 30, 2024

    January 30, 2024

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad [...]

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad [...]

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad to do research here. For a first introduction to many of these topics, there is now a lot of information [...]

  • First graduation ceremony for the Master’s programme Biomedical Data Analysis

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see [...]

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see [...]

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see photo), and Konstantin Büttner, who unfortunately could not be in Hanover at the time. Both were honoured at the joint [...]

  • RESIST with virtual reality at “aufhof”

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city [...]

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city [...]

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city centre. A brand new, exciting virtual reality film on herpes virus infection was on show at the stand of our [...]

  • Welcome

    January 30, 2024

    January 30, 2024

    January 30, 2024

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad [...]

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad [...]

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad to do research here. For a first introduction to many of these topics, there is now a lot of information [...]

  • Platform on immunodeficiencies

    January 18, 2024

    January 18, 2024

    January 18, 2024

    If people frequently have severe and protracted infections, an inborn error of immunity may be the cause. To date, almost 500 genes have been found that are associated with [...]

    If people frequently have severe and protracted infections, an inborn error of immunity may be the cause. To date, almost 500 genes have been found that are associated with [...]

    If people frequently have severe and protracted infections, an inborn error of immunity may be the cause. To date, almost 500 genes have been found that are associated with such immune deficiencies. However, there is as yet no publicly accessible platform containing comprehensive and up-to-date information on these genes, [...]

  • First graduation ceremony for the Master’s programme Biomedical Data Analysis

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see [...]

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see [...]

    For the first time, two students graduated from the Master's programme Biomedical Data Analysis Dr. Adrian Schulz, who was visibly happy to be celebrated in Lecture Hall F (see photo), and Konstantin Büttner, who unfortunately could not be in Hanover at the time. Both were honoured at the joint [...]

  • RESIST with virtual reality at “aufhof”

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    February 12, 2024

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city [...]

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city [...]

    On 7 February, RESIST was part of the "aufhof" when the MHH presented itself with numerous contributions in the former Galeria Kaufhof building at the Marktkirche in Hanover's city centre. A brand new, exciting virtual reality film on herpes virus infection was on show at the stand of our [...]

  • Welcome

    January 30, 2024

    January 30, 2024

    January 30, 2024

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad [...]

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad [...]

    Do I need a visa? Where can I live? What insurance do I need to take out? Numerous questions arise when you come to RESIST in Hannover from abroad to do research here. For a first introduction to many of these topics, there is now a lot of information [...]

Upcoming Seminars

  • RESIST Seminar lecture by PD Dr. Sabine Pirr

    21. March 2024 | 17:00 - 18:00

    21. March 2024 | 17:00 - 18:00

    21. March 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.