Research topics

Research activities of the groups working in the field of hospital and environmental hygiene focus on:

  • Development and use of new typing methods for human pathogenic (nosocomial) pathogens and pathogenesis and host-pathogen interaction of enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC)
    Professor Dr. med. Alexander Mellmann
  • Development of new strategies to improve hospital hygiene
  • Relevance of water and the environment for human infections
    Professor Thorsten Kuczius
  • Glycobiology of host-pathogen interactions
  • Pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of food borne pathogens, especially enterohemorrhagic E. coli, EHEC
    Emeritus Professor Helge Karch