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Advancing RNA research to combat infection

The Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research in Würzburg combines interdisciplinary expertise with cutting-edge research infrastructure to exploit the vast potential of RNA as a diagnostic, target, and drug to combat infectious diseases. 

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HOW WE CHANGE THE WORLD

"Classical infection biology thinks in proteins. We focus on RNA."

– Jörg Vogel

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

News & Events

Always stay up to date – Learn more about the latest research results at the HIRI and find out about upcoming events. You will find a detailed overview of what is happening at the HIRI in the event calendar.


Research at HIRI

Research at the HIRI focuses on four areas – bacterial infections, viral infections, host response and RNA delivery – complemented by the strategic pursuit of emerging topics in RNA research. Collaboration between groups is core to our mission and provides a vibrant research environment for our scientists and trainees.

RESEARCH


“RNA is a powerful medium for engineering biology. We seek to better understand the fundamental properties of this biomolecule and how it can be harnessed to improve diagnosis and treatment of human infections.”

Chase Beisel

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Be part of the future of RNA & Infection! Learn more about career opportunities at HIRI and find out about our current vacancies.

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