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Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research)
Inhoffenstraße 7 | 38124 Braunschweig | Germany

Phone: +49 531 6181-0 | Fax: +49 531 6181-2655

Legal Form:

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research is a Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), which is similar to a limited liability company.

Commercial Register Braunschweig, Germany
Registration Number: HRB 477

Persons authorised to represent:

Prof. Dr. Dirk Heinz (executive director)

(address like above)

Supervisory Board:

MinDir'in Bärbel Brumme-Bothe, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

MinDirig Rüdiger Eichel, Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony

Prof. Dr. Christopher Baum, Hannover Medical School

Prof. Dr. Jan Buer, Essen University Hospital

Prof. Dr. Petra Gastmeier, Charité - Universitätsmedizin

Prof. Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Hardt, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Prof. Dr. Caroline Kisker, Julius-Maximilian University of Würzburg

Prof. Dr. Christine Lang, ORGANOBALANCE GmbH

Dr. Eva Medina, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Christian Mees, Saarland - Staatskanzlei

Dr. Manfred Rohde, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Value Added Tax Identification Number (according to § 27 a UStG):

DE 114815244

Responsible for site content (according to § 10 Absatz 3 MDStV):

Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung GmbH (Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research)

Susanne Thiele
Inhoffenstraße 7 | 38124 Braunschweig | Germany

Phone: +49 531 6181-0 | Fax: +49 531 6181-1499

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Corporate Governance:

The Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research GmbH submits to the "Public Corporate Governance Code (PCGC)" of the federal government according to the memorandum of association. The Code recommends that the management and the supervisory board annual reports on the Company's corporate governance (Corporate Governance Report).

The report for the business year 2011 refers to the PCGK with state 30th of June 2009. Management and Supervisory Board declare that the recommendations of the Code are being complied essentially and will, deviations are explained in the respective report.


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Implementation Partner:

Conception, design and technical implementation realised by
Open Campus GmbH

Social media offerings like Facebook & Co.

In an effort to make our internet offerings more attractive and user-friendly, we will be adding social media buttons ("plug-ins") to our website ( This will allow you to link directly to select internet platforms like Facebook, Google+, and Twitter. Up until now, whenever you used to link to another website using a plug-in, a direct connection to that network platform’s server was established, which meant your data was automatically being transmitted to the people running that webserver. If you are a registered account holder of one of these platforms, your visit to their websites would be traceable and the information could be used to generate your individual surf profile.

Increased data privacy is two short clicks away

The two-step protocol we use to protect your privacy allows for transfer of your personal data only after you have officially agreed to it. By default, the "agree" buttons on our website are set to inactive and are not linked up to Facebook & Co.’s webservers. Only once you click on the button a second time will it send your recommendation. See also the "2 short clicks to increased data privacy (" initiative.

Here’s how it works

Not until after you click the "agree" button is a connection made to the network platforms. A second click sends a recommendation to Facebook, Google+, or Twitter. In the case of Facebook and Google+, this happens directly; in the case of Twitter, you are given the option of modifying your recommendation in a separate pop-up window. The consent you give only ever applies to the website you have accessed. You can also permanently activate the consent buttons by adjusting your default settings. Simply check the relevant box to clear your social network settings. You can always revert back to your default settings by using the gear icon.