12. April 2013 - 14. July 2013



"HumanMicrobe. The Legacy of Robert Koch and Modern Infection Research"

12 April 2013?14 July 2013


Robert Koch, the co-founder of modern microbiology, died more than a century ago on 27 May 1910. In 1905 he received the Nobel Prize for Medicine for his discovery of the tuberculosis bacillus.


What are microbes? How do infections arise? How can plagues be controlled? With the "HumanMicrobe" exhibit, insight is provided into the rapid development of infection research since Robert Koch, and how such research is still highly relevant in the 21st century. "HumanMicrobe" invites visitors to immerse themselves in the interaction between human body and micro-organisms, in an exhibit designed for seeing, hearing, participation, and astonishment.

"HumanMicrobe" is an exhibit of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Robert Koch Institute in cooperation with the NHM in Vienna and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).