MHH President Prof. Manns and Prof. Palmarini, Director of the Centre for Virus Research (CVR) at the University of Glasgow, have signed a joint declaration to strengthen their collaboration in the field of viral infectious diseases and basic virology. The basis is the German-Scottish project “Hannover-Glasgow Infection Strategy” (HAGIS), which was developed within the framework of RESIST.

“We are very pleased, as this will accelerate our existing cooperation in joint research and improve our international networking as well as our opportunities for better therapies for infectious diseases,” says Prof. Manns. They signed the declaration during a delegation trip to Scotland, which Lower Saxony’s Minister for Science and Culture Falko Mohrs undertook with Lower Saxony representatives from science and research as well as members of the Lower Saxony state parliament from 30 April to 3 May 2024.

HAGIS was founded in 2021 by RESIST and the CVR in order to conduct joint and complementary research on a permanent basis and thus advance the development of new therapies for infectious diseases. The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover is also involved in HAGIS. The joint project also gives doctoral students the opportunity to benefit from the combined research strengths of the two locations: Two doctoral students from the Institute of Virology at the MHH and the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover have already been able to carry out research stays at the CVR Glasgow. Prof. Schulz was and is in charge of the creation and development of the project.

The photo shows (from left): Falko Mohrs, Prof. Palmarini, Prof. Manns and Prof. Schulz.