Center for Infectious Diseases

German version

The challenges faced in infectious diseases of our time are manifold and the treatment of infectious diseases is becoming increasingly complex, requiring a broader range of clinical expertise. Pressing issues include the rise of multi-resistant pathogens, changes in the environment and care structures that have a major impact on the spread of infectious diseases, emergence of new infectious pathogens, increasing number of patients with severely compromised immune systems, and vaccine hesitancy.

Highly qualified physicians, innovative researchers and close collaboration between all stakeholders are needed to combat this. In order to further strengthen infectious diseases medicine research and the effective prevention, diagnosis and therapy of infectious diseases, the clinical departments, institutes and other specialized departments of the University Hospital Cologne working in the field of infectious diseases have joined forces in the Center for Infectious Diseases („Centrum für Infektionsmedizin“, CIM).

The aim of the CIM is to provide answers to the major questions in infectious diseases medicine through practice-changing research and to ensure optimal patient care. To achieve this, the Centrum promotes excellence in clinical and scientific education and training.

In the CIM, we focus on the patients. Through the close networking and cooperation of experts from a wide range of disciplines, we pool our expertise in infectious diseases to develop sustainable concepts and strategies in order to respond in a targeted manner to current and future challenges.

The Center for Infectious Diseases...

  • ... brings together all clinical departments and institutes involved in the management of patients with infectious diseases, in addition to cutting edge research;
  • ... addresses central questions in infectious diseases and provides the necessary special infrastructure;
  • ... transfers innovations resulting from research into clinical practice;
  • ... ensures a rapid and well-coordinated response to new challenges in infectious diseases;
  • ... stands for integrative education and training in infectious diseases.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Klein, Spokesman of the CIM

At the Center for Infectious Diseases we combine optimal patient care with the research and development of innovative prevention approaches and therapies.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Florian Klein Spokesman of the CIM
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Jan Rybniker, Deputy spokesman of the CIM

The CIM fosters interdisciplinary synergies within infectious diseases (ID) medicine, thereby enhancing research, teaching, and patient care in this rapidly evolving medical field.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Jan Rybniker Deputy spokesman of the CIM
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Esther von Stebut-Borschitz, Deputy spokeswoman of the CIM

The Center for Infectious Diseases is an important component of our academic practice and complements the research focus of the faculty in an outstanding way.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Esther von Stebut-Borschitz Deputy spokeswoman of the CIM