At the Chair of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, several scientific research groups work on a broad spectrum of basic science and translational projects in the field of infection biology and infectious medicine. The Chair is also home to the National Reference Center for Helicobacter pylori since 2017. The chair is also part of the Thematic Translational Unit Gastrointestinal Infections of the German Center for Infection Research. The chair holder is Prof. Dr. Sebastian Suerbaum, a specialist in microbiology, virology and infectious disease epidemiology.
Current research topics of the chair
- Bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract (Helicobacter pylori, Salmonella enterica, Campylobacter jejuni/coli)
- The gut microbiome and its role in health and disease
- Innovative methods of microbiological diagnostics
In addition to the main focus areas, further research projects on current topics are carried out.
The research projects are funded by the German Research Foundation, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the German Center for Infection Research, the EU, the Bavarian Research Foundation, and other foundations.