Research topics

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

  • the pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology of food borne pathogens, especially enterohemorrhagic E. coli, EHEC (Emeritus Professor Helge Karch)
  • the development of new strategies to improve hospital hygiene (Professor Dr. med. Stefanie Kampmeier)
  • the relevance of water and the environment for human infections (Professor Thorsten Kuczius)
  • the development and use of new typing methods for human pathogenic (nosocomial) pathogens (Professor Dr. med. Alexander Mellmann)
  • glycobiology of host-pathogen interactions (Professor Johannes  Müthing).