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Jörg Vogel, Chair

Welcome to IMIB

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) is an interdisciplinary research institution of the Medical Faculty, University of Würzburg, with strong links to the Faculty of Biology. Members of the institute investigate fundamental biological problems and molecular mechanisms, with a focus on pathogens and infectious disease processes. IMIB research involves studies of bacteria, parasites and fungi, as well as their eukaryotic host, and ranges from bacterial and eukaryotic cell biology and immunology to fundamental aspects of gene regulation and RNA biology. Furthermore, the institute is home to the four groups of the prestigious ZINF Young Investigator program of the interfaculty Research Center for Infectious Disease Research (ZINF) in Würzburg. Our scientists lecture university seminars and practical courses to biology, medical and dental students. Education of graduate students is valued at IMIB, and the institute is an active member of the international Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) of the university. Following the successful start of IMIB in 1993 with Prof. Jörg Hacker as the founding director, Prof. Jörg Vogel has been chair of the institute since 2009.

RNase Controls Malaria Parasite Antigen Expression

The molecular basis for how the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum evades the host immune system is not well understood. Work from ZINF Young Investigator Nicolai Siegel together with researchers at the Pasteur Institute published in Nature reveals an unanticipated role for an RNase in the process. [Read more]

Mikrobiologisches Kolloquium
07 October 2014

next Seminar:
21 Oct 2014
Richard Bennett

Brown University

extra lecture:

9 October 2014
Tom Silhavy