Press releases and news of the Cluster of Excellence

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Genetic factors acquired by Yersinia pestis contribute to our understanding of the plague pandemic in the 19th century


The Cluster of Excellence mourns the death of its former steering committee member Prof. Jeanette Erdmann.

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International experts discussed the latest research on the link between intestinal bacteria and chronic intestinal inflammation at the international…

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Study shows significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease for patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), a rare autoimmune skin…

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According to the international ranking of the research portal, a total of 18 cluster members are among the world's best in medicine.…


Stefan Rose-John received the 2023 Jung Gold Medal for Medicine for his life’s work in translational medicine.

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In a recent publication, researchers of the Cluster of Excellence PMI show how an enzyme complex in intestinal cells regulates the colonisation of…

Using evolutionary biology methods, an international team led by Prof. Stefan Niemann has succeeded in classifying new mutations in the tuberculosis…


Project led by PMI member Prof. Andre Franke aims to empower people affected by Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by developing interdisciplinary…

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Novel way to identify previously unknown pathogens via disease genes


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