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  • Press release Corona

    Strong antiviral immunity in the upper airways protects children from severe COVID-19

    Children can also be infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, but have a substantially lower risk for developing severe COVID-19 disease compared to adults. A team of scientists from the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, University of Leipzig Medical Center, and the German Cancer Research…

  • Press release Equal Opportunity

    Seniors sought for Wikipedia writing workshop

    The project Hauptstadt der Wissenschaftlerinnen, or Capital of Women in Science – backed by the Berlin Institute of Health at Charité (BIH) and the Berlin Senate Chancellery – wants to raise the visibility of Berlin’s female scientists through Wikipedia articles. Three workshops will give interested members of the public an opportunity to learn…

  • Press release Genetics/Genomics

    Janine Altmüller is new head of the Genomic Platform

    Dr. Janine Altmüller’s goal is to raise the profile of genomics research in Berlin. Since July 1 she has headed the BIH and MDC’s joint Genomics Platform, providing support to Berlin researchers and honing new methods and technologies. Unlike genetics, which is the study of single genes, genomics studies the entire genome.

  • Podcast Media QUEST Center Corona

    How did the Coronavirus influence research?

    During the Corona pandemic, half a million researchers from more than 170 different fields published articles about the virus or the COVID-19 disease. Many of them were not really virus-experts, even automobile researchers published about Corona. In the new episode of the BIH-podcast, John Ioannidis, famous meta-researcher from Stanford and Berlin,…

  • Press release Corona

    Even the vaccinated benefit from the new and improved CovApp 2.0

    Back in March 2020, Charité joined forces with the Potsdam-based nonprofit organization Data4Life to develop CovApp, which allows users to fill out a questionnaire, determine their personal risk of being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and receive recommendations for the next steps to take. Now, a participant in the BIH Biomedical…

  • Press release Corona

    BIH unterstützt ALBA BERLIN bei Finale vor Zuschauer*innen mit BärCODE

    [This message is currently only available in German.] Das Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) in der Charité unterstützt den Berliner Basketball Bundesligisten ALBA BERLIN bei seinen Playoff-Finalspielen vor Publikum: Am neunten und zehnten Juni, werden die Zuschauer*innen in der Mercedes Benz Arena ihr negatives Testergebnis oder ihre erfolgte…

  • Press release Corona

    BIH unterstützt ALBA BERLIN bei Spiel vor Zuschauer*innen mit BärCODE

    [This message is currently only available in German.] Das Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) in der Charité unterstützt den Berliner Basketball Bundesligisten ALBA BERLIN bei seinem seit Monaten ersten Spiel vor Publikum: Am morgigen Dienstag, dem ersten Juni, werden die Zuschauer*innen in der Mercedes Benz Arena ihr negatives Testergebnis oder ihre…

  • Press release Corona

    BärCODE is helping Berlin return to public life

    The Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) at Charité is helping the city of Berlin return to normal cultural and social life. Scientists at the BIH have developed a simple digital certification for rapid antigen tests and COVID-19 vaccines that cannot be forged and that respects data privacy. The BärCODE is generated at official testing and vaccine…

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Dr. Stefanie Seltmann

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E-mail:stefanie.seltmann@bih-charite.de