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 2022
DECIDE With the participation of the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology, a new collaborative research center is being launched in Würzburg

It investigates critical decision processes that determine the outcome of human infection. The German Research Foundation announced the establishment of the new SFB on November 25, 2022; it will fund it with 10.7 million euros over the next four years. The SFB will officially start in January 2023 and will involve a total of 18 Principle Investigators from the IMIB and ZINF. read more...

DECIDE, call for appilcations