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The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) is the central scientific institution of the German federal government in the field of biomedicine. As the national Public Health Institute, it has five departments and about 1,100 staff members. Its tasks include identification, surveillance and prevention of diseases, monitoring and analysing long-term public health trends in Germany as well as epidemiological and medical analyses and evaluation of highly pathogenic, highly contagious diseases which are of great significance for the public. The generated data are a scientific basis for health-related political decision making and advising political decision makers, the scientific sector and the general public and executive tasks defined by special laws. RKI is represented in numerous national, European and international committees and networks.
Major research and public health activities of the RKI are concerning food-borne zoonoses, antimicrobial resistance and emerging infections. The RKI is intensively collaborating with national and international partners in biomedicine and veterinary medicine according to the One Health concept.
Moreover, the RKI is very active in the field of training and qualifying scientists, including PhD theses and trainee programmes.
Institute contacts Name Contact email Representative Klaus Stark StarkK@rki.de Institute Representative Osamah Hamouda hamoudaO@rki.de Scientific Representative
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