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Appointment of new president at the Robert Koch Institute

Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler will take over leadership of the Robert Koch Institute on March 1, 2015. He replaces retiring former president Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Reinhard Burger. On February 26, 2015 Lutz Stroppe, state secretary in the Federal Ministry of Health, presented the new president with the certificate of appointment signed by the federal president Joachim Gauck. The federal cabinet had approved the proposal from the federal minister of health, Hermann Gröhe in November 2014.

Date: 26.02.2015

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Measles

Measles virus. Colouration: Schnartendorff.  © Gelderblom/RKI

The RKI provides online information on measles.

Tuberculosis

Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Scanning electron microscopy. Bar = 1 µm. Quelle: Gudrun Holland 2013/RKI

The Robert Koch Institute provides online information on tuberculosis.

International activities

Bacillus anthracis. Source: RKI

The Robert Koch Institute participates in large European research projects and co-operations in the fields of prevention of infections as well as health monitoring, for example REACT or EHES.

Course offering on biological hazards

Electron microscope. Source: RKI

The Robert Koch Institute offers international courses and workshops on biological hazards.

German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults

Logo of the German Health Study for Adults (DEGS). Source: © RKI

The Robert Koch-Institute regularly conducts and publishes the “German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Adults”, an on-going assessment and analysis of the health condition of the German adult population.