Infection and Immunity in Global Health

We believe that as an interdisciplinary team, we can contribute to the pursuit of achieving well-being for all by integrating basic science and novel technologies into the global health agenda and thus address urgent global health challenges. To achieve this, we work with partners from the global south in large, interdisciplinary consortia.


We are proud to be featured in the latest article of Research in Bavaria!

Parasitic worms (helminths) outsmart the human immunesystem and weaken its response after millennia of co-evolution and adaptation.

Learn more about why we need more global and connected research on helminths:

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Group leader

Prof. Dr. med. Clarissa Prazeres da Costa

Phone: +49 (0)89 4140 - 4130
Phone Lab: +49 (0)89 4140 - 4185
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Selected publications
Short profile
Center for Global Health (link is external)

Sabine Ruh
Phone: +49 89 4140 - 4962
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