German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie
Medical Microbiology, Virology and Hygiene University Medical centre Hamburg-Eppendorf
Martinistrasse, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
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German Society of Hygiene and Microbiology (DE-DGHM)
The “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie” (DGHM, German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology) was founded already in 1906 originally as “Free Union for Microbiology”. Today the DGHM is one of the most active specialized societies in the areas of diagnostics, treatment and prevention of infectious diseases with a strong focus on basic infection research. Around 2000 members are organized in specialized groups (Fachgruppen; FG), constant working groups (Ständige Arbeitsgemeinschaften; St AG) and commissions (KOM), which form the scientific basis of the DGHM. Here world class experts discuss current research topics, publish guidelines and recommendations, and oversee new scientific directions in hygiene and microbiology.