Major Medical Advances in Hamburg

A pioneering research lab dedicated to biology and infection research has opened in Hamburg, strengthening cooperation between the city’s universities and research institutions as well as cementing its reputation as a medical hub.

The Leibniz Science Campus named InterACt or “integrated analysis of pathogen-induced compartments” is scheduled to open on May 1 and is the product of a partnership between the Heinrich Pette Institute Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology (HPI) and the University of Hamburg.

Over €6m funding due

InterACt is designed to further the city’s reputation in the field of structural systems biology and infection research and will enable experts to investigate the role of reaction chambers in cells and find new therapeutic approaches. InterACt is located near to the recently revamped CCH – Congress Center Hamburg (set to reopen 2020) and, over the next four years, will receive a total of EUR 6.6 million in funding.

Prof. Dr. Dieter Lenzen, President of the University of Hamburg, said: “The creation of a new Leibniz Science Campus devoted to infection research is yet another example of the excellent co-operation between the university and non-university research institutions in the city. Together, we in Hamburg want to tackle the numerous pathogens.”

Hamburg’s heathcare cluster

Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, has an international reputation as a healthcare location with one out of seven employees working in the healthcare sector and one of the highest density of medical doctors in Germany.

Hamburg’s healthcare cluster combines the expertise of the city’s the healthcare sector – companies, universities, research and training institutions, hospitals, care providers, physicians, insurance funds and insurance companies – with medical associations and other interest groups.

Karine Serra, Marketing Manager Conventions – Medical, Healthcare & Life Science at Hamburg Convention Bureau, explains: “Our cluster initiative aims to strengthen Hamburg’s reputation as a leading healthcare location and also build relationships between experts in the sector and meeting planners. The new Leibniz Science Campus is a reflection of the city’s dedication to supporting pioneering medical research.”

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