Jörg Vogel, Director

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.

November 2018
ZINF and IMIB 25th Anniversary  News
The Research Centre for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) and the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) at the University of Würzburg celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a scientific symposium on November 14th, 2018, covering the past and future of infectious diseases research. The day also celebrated Dr. Tobias Ölschläger’s many contributions and achievements over the years upon his retirement. (read more)




ZINF Report 2016-17
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