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About the Foundation

The Robert Koch Foundation, founded in 1907, is a non-profit foundation for the promotion of medical progress based in Berlin. The Foundation has set itself the goal of supporting the fight against infectious diseases and other epidemics. The Foundation supports both financially and through public recognition basic scientific research in the field of infectious diseases, as well as exemplary projects designed to address medical and hygienic problems


More than 100
years Robert Koch Foundation

Portrait Robert Koch

Robert Koch (1843 - 1910) is one of the most important infectious disease researchers of all time.

Board of Directors

Chairman Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Plischke

Who we are - Image brochure
In July 2019 the Robert Koch Foundation published their new image brochure.

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Board of Trustees

The members of the Board of Trustees are deeply committed to the objectives of the Robert Koch Foundation.

Scientific Advisory Council

The Scientific Advisory Council consists of senior scientists from Germany and abroad.