Indolnachweis - Detection of Indole Abiotrophia defectiva on BAPDetection of Clostridium difficile toxin (CPE on Vero cells)Bunte Reihe - Identification of bacteria by their metabolic profileMicroscopy of cerebrospinal fluid (Gram stain); culture grew Streptococcus pneumoniaeMycobacteria on Löwenstein-Jensen slantMycobacteria on Löwenstein-Jensen slantMycobacteria on Löwenstein-Jensen slant

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This institute belongs to the Center of Infectiology and Infection Protection, Medical Faculty,
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The personnel of this institute, headed by Prof. Dr. Achim Hörauf, works
in medical microbiology, providing both scientific and diagnostic services, and in teaching.



IMMIP and KCCR Kumasi Celebrate 20 years of Research Collaborations 27-29th Nov 2019

The Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP) together with Kumasi Center for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine celebrated their 20 years of working together. The anniversary celebrations in Ghana was attended by a delegation from Bonn, lead by Prof. Stephan Conermann, Vice Rector for International Affairs University of Bonn and Prof. Achim Hörauf, Director IMMIP- University Hospital Bonn. Read full press release here and watch video interview here.


Travel Report Tanzania

Visit of German Parliamentarians 10th-16th June 2019

After initiation of the advisory council the wish to visit a country were NTDs are prevalent was formulated. Tanzania was chosen, because the national NTD programme is very active and well known in addition several German NGOs are working in Tanzania since many years. The members of the German parliament Heike Baehrens and Andrew Ulmann visited several projects and experts to learn more about fighting NTDs in Tanzania. The trip was prepared and organized by several member organizations of DNTDs like action medeor, Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM), DAHW, Missionsärztliches Institut Würzburg, University of Munich and University of Bonn.

Travel Diary here

IMMIP Awarded Grand Challange Funds from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Artificial Intelligence on Onchocerciasis

In order to evaluate the success of treatments against onchocerciasis, the nodules must be removed from the patient's skin and analyzed. Using microscopes, experts examine thin histological sections from these nodules in order to assess sex, vitality and embryonic development of the nematodes and the presence of the endosymbiotic bacteria. This process is very time-consuming and the results depends directly on the experience of the people making the assessments. The research group of Dr. Ute Klarmann-Schulz at IMMIP in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Kuehlwein of Capgemini, intend to develop an AI system that will automate the evaluation of histological sections. The AI system will learn how to recognize and evaluate worms from microscope images of histological sections. Exploiting this know-how, our scientists aim to reduce the time required for the evaluation and establish an objective standard for the analysis. To read the full press release, click on either English or BMGF

Achim Hörauf is new chairmen of the German Network against Neglected Tropical Diseases (DNTDs)

Interview NTDs - Achim Hörauf and Gabriel Borrud (Deutsche Welle)

IMMIP is ready for "TAKeOFF" - BMBF Kick-Off Meeting in Dar es Salaam, Tansania 14.-15.02.2017


The Memento prize 2015 goes to Prof. Hörauf and his research team

Collaboration in filarial research in Ghana with DNDi-Slideshow and film

Friday, December 27, 2019 - 12:01 - Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 12:00

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