Infection research with light: A cutting-edge research centre for market-ready solutions in the fight against infections is being established in Jena
Light-based technologies offer enormous potential to combat infectious diseases more effectively and to better manage future pandemics. Today, it takes a lot of time before findings from the laboratory become a new drug or therapy. With the Leibniz Centre for Photonics in Infection Research (LPI), a research infrastructure is being created in Jena that will close this gap between basic research, clinical practice and product development so that research findings reach people more quickly. On November 7, 2023, Prof. Dr. Sabine Döring, State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) and Thuringia's Minister for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society, Wolfgang Tiefensee, were informed about the status of the development of the globally unique infrastructure for translational research at Jena University Hospital (Universitätsklinikum Jena, UKJ).