Priority Research Area Infections

Molecular and Experimental Mycobacteriology

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Niemann
Prof. Dr. Stefan Niemann
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Mission

Main research is focused on a better understanding of the epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) in low and high incidence settings, on the analysis of the global population structure, genomic diversity, pathobiology and virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) strains, and on the investigation of molecular determinants and microevolution of resistant strains. The link between the fascinating genomic variability of the pathogen and its association with antibiotic resistance, host-pathogen interaction and virulence represents a highly challenging research topic.