Research at the IMIT



 

Core research areas at the IMIT include:

 

Microbial physiology

Microbial physiology examines the physical and biochemical processes in living microorganisms.  The focus of our research is in particular on cell growth, adaptation and maintenance of viability. It ranges from the synthesis of cell wall components  to intracellular signaling processes.

 

 

 

 

RG Bera
RG Forchhammer

RG Frick

RG Maldener

RG Mayer

RG Muth

 

     

Antimicrobial agents

Natural products synthesised by and active against microorganisms form the mainstay of our drugs against bacterial infections. Several research groups at the IMIT work on the molecular processes of natural product biosynthesis by their bacterial producers. Other research groups study the mechanisms by which these agents inhibit the growth of bacterial pathogens.

 

 

 

RG Bera

RG Brötz-Oesterhelt

RG Götz

RG Mast

RG Mayer

RG Oesterhelt

RG Sass

RG Stegmann

RG Wohlleben

RG Ziemert

 

     

Infection Biology and Infection Medicine

Infections are still a major threat to human health and pose an immense economic burden. Within the IMIT, we investigate mechanisms of pathogenicity of bacterial infectious agents to enable the development of novel antiinfective and probiotic therapies. We focus in particular on gastrointestinal pathogens and Staphylococci. In addition, we investigate the role of the human microbiota in immunity and in the development of chronic-inflammatory bowel diseases.
 

 

RG Bertsche

RG Frick

RG Götz

RG Heilbronner

RG Kretschmer

RG Krismer

RG Peschel

RG Schütz/Bohn

RG Schwarz

RG Wagner

RG Weidenmaier

RG Willmann

RG Wolz

 

 

Neben der Grundlagenforschung verfolgt das IMIT die Verbesserung von Diagnostik, Prävention und Therapie von Infektionskrankheiten, um Hygienebedingungen zu verbessern und die Ausbreitung von schwer behandelbaren Erregern, wie z.B. Methicillin-resistenten Staphylokokken (MRSA), zu verhindern
 


 
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