Welcome at Collaborative Research Centre 900!

Herzlich willkommen beim SFB 900!

Infectious diseases will exist as long as humanity does. And despite all the successes in identifying pathogens and developing treatments, infectious diseases are still the most common cause of death worldwide. Acute waves of infection, such as the current coronavirus pandemic, the seasonal flu or the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil in 2015, regularly make headlines in the media. The chronic forms of many infectious diseases are, however, less well known to the general public. As a result, these very diseases claim many victims even in highly developed countries.

Research into microorganisms and their mechanisms of long-term colonisation of people is central to the “Chronic Infections and their Control” Collaborative Research Centre. This interdisciplinary research consortium is financed by the German Research Foundation and brings together scientists and medical doctors from the Hannover Medical School, the Twincore GmbH and the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig. The goal of the planned research is to build a basis for the development of new therapies and vaccinations against infectious diseases. The Collaborative Research Centre is divided into three research areas, interlinked by the projects.


Spokesperson of CRC 900
Prof. Dr. med. Thomas F. Schulz
+49 511 532-6736
Deputy spokesperson
Prof. Dr. med. Sebastian Suerbaum
Deputy spokesperson
Prof. Dr. Reinhold Förster
+49 511 532-9721
Coordination of CRC 900
Dr. rer. nat. Maike Hinrichs
+49 511 532-19822

CRC 900 spot

The film presents the various research foci of the CRC 900 with real scenes from daily life in the clinic and lab. Personal statements from scientists and interviews with patients complete the picture to provide an overview of the successful scientific work of the consortium.


CRC 900 up-to-date

Forschung aktuell

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