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Important visitors at the CRC Hannover

Germany’s federal minister of research Karliczek and Lower Saxony’s minister Thümler visited the Clinical Research Center Hannover (CRC Hannover).

Present challenges and innovative approaches in state-of-the-art infection research in Lower Saxony were the main interests of Germany’s federal minister of research, Anja Karliczek, and Lower Saxony’s minister of science and culture, Björn Thümler, when they visited the CRC Hannover on May 31, 2018. Prof. Dr. med. Norbert Krug, Fraunhofer ITEM Director and coordinator of the CRC Hannover, welcomed the VIPs in the impressive facilities of this medical research center that is the only one of its kind in Germany. The visitors’ focus was on the Study Site Hannover of the “German National Cohort” study (NAKO), which is being coordinated by the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research (HZI), and on TWINCORE – Center for Experimental and Clinical Infections Research, a joint institution of HZI in Braunschweig and the Hannover Medical School (MHH).

Federal minister of research, Anja Karliczek, and Lower Saxony’s minister of science and culture, Björn Thümler, updated themselves on state-of-the-art infection research in Lower Saxony. From left to right: Prof. Dr. med. Norbert Krug, Fraunhofer ITEM, Prof. Dr. med. Christopher Baum, Hannover Medical School, Minister Björn Thümler, Federal Minister Anja Karliczek, and Prof. Dr. Dirk Heinz, HZI.
Federal minister of research, Anja Karliczek, and Lower Saxony’s minister of science and culture, Björn Thümler, updated themselves on state-of-the-art infection research in Lower Saxony. From left to right: Prof. Dr. med. Norbert Krug, Fraunhofer ITEM, Prof. Dr. med. Christopher Baum, Hannover Medical School, Minister Björn Thümler, Federal Minister Anja Karliczek, and Prof. Dr. Dirk Heinz, HZI.

If you wish to learn more about the visit of the ministers Karliczek and Thümler, please refer to the press release (available in German only) issued by the visitors’ host, the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research.