Dr. Britta Lassmann

Alert system ProMED: often times quicker than other well-known reporting systems

The alert system ProMED reports quickly on outbreaks of emerging diseases around the globe – often times quicker than other well-known reporting systems. This can be explained by two main reasons: Informal reports on outbreaks can be made through a secure platform, and a worldwide staff of so-called subject matter experts is communicating on real-time […]

Their grand goal is to find new antibiotics

The world without bacteria is boring. We can`t live without it! This sentence originates from a student of the Small World Initiative. 8.000 other students around the world share this passion. Their grand goal is to find new antibiotics. Did they already discovered something relevant? Carola Timmel asked Erika Kurt, President and CEO of the […]

Lugdunin: Bacteria in the nose could be antibiotic factories

Researchers have discovered that bacteria from the human nose produce an antibiotic, which is effective against multiresistant pathogens. Which will be the next steps to see whether “lugdunin” really can find therapeutic application in the future? Carola Timmel asked study co-author Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Peschel from the Infection Biology Department of the University of Tubingen. […]

Countdown for the 1 Mio Horizon Prize submission

Cheap, rapid, easy-to-use for healthcare providers and non- or minimally invasive for patients: That are the criteria for the 1 Mio Euro Horizon prize for better use of antibiotics. In a few days (August 17) the timeline of submission will be over. Which hopes are connected with this prize, we asked the European Commission. Develop […]

HAI: In search of their starting point

Where is the starting point of frequently occuring infections? Dr. Sebastian Schulz-Stübner from the German consulting centre of hygiene (BZH) and his team is searching for it since 2013 and collects the results in an „outbreak-register“. What are the first experiences? The scientist was interviewed by Carola Timmel. Mr. Schulz-Stübner, how difficult is it to […]