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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.

Best talk prize at the ISMB/ECCB News
Malvika Sharan (AG Eulalio and Vogel) has been awarded the best talk prize in the Automated Function Prediction Proceedings at the joint annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and the European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), which took place in Dublin, Ireland. Malvika presented APRICOT, which is the tool that she has developed for identifying RNA-binding proteins and protein-RNA interactions.