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.
The Free State Bavaria will provide more than three million euros to establish the new PhD program "Future Leaders in RNA-based Medicine"
Bavaria is funding the training of future leaders in RNA-based medicine as part of its Elite Network initiative. Over an initial period of four years, the Free State will provide more than three million euros to establish the new PhD program "Future Leaders in RNA-based Medicine" under the auspices of Julius Maximilian University (JMU) Würzburg. Cooperating partners are the University of Regensburg and, in Munich, the Technical University and Ludwig Maximilian University. The spokesperson is Jörg Vogel, Director of the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) at JMU and the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI).