Infection Biology

Infection Biology requires multidisciplinary experts that think two steps ahead

We study commensal and pathogenic intestinal bacteria and their interactions with the human or animal host. Our main goal is to provide mechanistic insights into host-microbe interactions in the intestine that lead the way for the development of novel therapeutic intervention strategies.

Bacterial Virulence and Innate Immunity
Bacterial pathogens have evolved smart strategies to cause infections. We try to understand the molecular crosstalk between pathogens and the mucosal host defense to develop novel vaccines. Read more

Bacterial Adaptation Mechanisms 
Bacteria are extremely good at adapting to their constantly changing physical and chemical environment. We investigate how they do that in and outside their host. Read more 

Mucosal Host-Microbe Interactions
The intestinal mucus layer separates trillions of commensal and pathogenic microbiota from the host epithelial lining. We investigate innate immune defense at this fascinating host-microbe interfase. Read more