Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research GmbH (HZI)
Inhoffenstraße 7 | 38124 Brunswick
Phone: 0531 6181-0
Fax: 0531 6181-2655

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The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) is a limited liability company (Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung, mbH).
The HZI is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.
Registration number: HRB 477
Register court: Local court Braunschweig

Authorized representatives

Scientific Managing Director:
Prof. Dr. Josef Penninger

Administrative Managing Director:
Christian Scherf

Sales tax identification number according to § 27 a Sales Tax Act
DE 114815244

Scientific editing

Acting Head of Department: Dr. Berit Lange
Phone: +49 531 6181 3110


The content of all web pages on this website is protected by copyright. All illustrations and photos on the websites of the HZI may not be adopted, reproduced and distributed without the permission of the HZI, unless the measure is permitted without consent according to legal regulations. Changing the metadata (IPTC data incl. naming of author, source, copyright notice and terms of use) of the images is not permitted.

Images under a Creative Commons license may be used according to the license used.

The use of illustrations and photos that are not under a Creative Commons license is permitted if the HZI is mentioned in the following cases: In editorial-journalistic publications in the press and other media about the work of the HZI, for other non-commercial purposes (education, personal information). Commercial use must be requested from the HZI in advance.

Liability notice

The information contained on the web pages has been carefully compiled and the HZI makes every effort to ensure that it is constantly updated. However, no guarantee can be given that the information is correct, up to date or complete, except in cases of proven intentional or grossly negligent fault on the part of the HZI. This also applies to the content of external links to other Internet sites.

Despite careful control of the content, the HZI assumes no liability for the content of external links. The operators of the linked pages are solely responsible for their content.

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– Christina Schütz, designer (teaching) in cooperation with
– Oliver Berghausen, Communication Design (Verden)

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