At the TFP biologists, material scientists, veterinarians, bio-informatitions, climate researchers, architects and communication scientists work together closely to develope new strategies for the early recognition, the control and the prevention of infectious diseases under the umbrella of the research consortium InfectControl 2020, which is funded within the scope of the funding programme “Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation” headed by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

The TFP aims to strengthen the cooperation of more than 30 partners of InfectControl 2020 and to educate excellent young researchers by carrying out transdisciplinary research projects. As it will only be possible to face the growing challenges of infectious diseases when multiple disciplines join forces and cooperate at excellent scientific standards.