Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine
The Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine (BNITM) is Germany's largest institution for research, care and teaching in the field of tropical and emerging infectious diseases. Current research focuses on malaria, haemorrhagic fever viruses, immunology, epidemiology and clinic of tropical infections and the mechanisms of virus transmission by mosquitoes. For the handling of highly pathogenic viruses and infected insects, the institute has laboratories of the highest biological safety level (BSL4) and a safety insectarium (BSL3). The BNITM includes the National Reference Centre for the detection of all tropical infectious agents and the WHO Collaborating Centre for Arboviruses and Haemorrhagic Fever Viruses.
Together with the Research Center Borstel - Leibniz Lung Center and the Leibniz Institute of Virology, the BNITM forms the Leibniz Center Infection due to its research content, proximity to the location and membership of the Leibniz Association.