Die Waffen im Kampf gegen Infektionen werden stumpf. Immer mehr Erreger sind gegenüber gängigen Medikamenten unempfindlich. Die Photonik bietet das Potential für echte Durchbrüche in Diagnostik und Therapie.
Investments in national research infrastructures open to users are necessary prerequisites for accelerating translations.
As a platform open to users, the LPI provides a unique Europe-wide technology platform with highly-qualified personnel under the aegis of a university hospital.
Das LPI bündelt die Expertise zahlreicher renommierter Akteure aus Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft. Die Translation neuer Diagnose- und Therapieverfahren wird nachhaltig beschleunigt.
Antibiotic-resistant pathogens complicate the treatment of infections. Physicians need new active substances and alternative strategies against which germs cannot develop resistances.
Light is a powerful tool for understanding how microbes make us sick, how our body defends itself and how these processes can be influenced. It measures quickly, sensitively and without contact. Light contributes to understanding the causes of illnesses on a cellular level. Photonic technologies in combination with microfluidics, micro & nanotechnologies, biotechnology and molecular techniques will revolutionise diagnostics and companion diagnostics. Compact devices for fast and conclusive diagnosis of infections and new therapeutic approaches (e.g. with new anti-infective agents) are being researched and developed at the LPI.
Solutions in the fight against resistant pathogens: German government funds new Leibniz research centre in Jena
In the future, good ideas from research should reach patients more quickly. To this end, the Federal Government is investing in a new Leibniz Research Centre in Jena. Technology developers, physicians and medical technology manufacturers will bring light-based technologies for better diagnostics and therapy of infections from the idea to the application in the clinic. Read more about Solutions in the fight against resistant pathogens: German government funds new Leibniz research centre in Jena[…]
The German Council of Science and Humanities (“Wissenschaftsrat”, WR) gave Jena’s Leibniz Center for Photonics in Infection Research (LPI) a very positive evaluation. The corresponding “Report on the Science-Led Evaluation of Comprehensive Research Infrastructure Projects for the National Roadmap” was published on Monday, July 17, 2017. A user-open center could form in 2018 to research Read more about “Unique and Revolutionary”: Jena Concept for Photonics in Infection Research rated among the Best[…]