The 4 prototypical cooperative research projects, which will be performed by Interdisciplinary Research Groups (IRGs) exploring
I) Human2Human-Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in marginalized populations
II) the influence of environmental conditions limiting or promoting infectious aerosol distribution, such as influenza or tuberculosis .
III) open waters as hubs for inter-species infection spread and
IV) climate change and the appearance of novel infections in Germany.