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Host-microbiota interaction study funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

The German Research Foundation funds a cooperative project between Oliver Pabst (Institute of Molecular Medicine), Tom Clavel, Hans-Peter Horz and Mathias Hornef (Institute of Medical Microbiology)...

Stefan Schlößer wins the poster prize at the 3D Tissue Infection Symposion in Würzburg

Stefan Schlößer from the Hornef group collected with his poster contribution „The influence of postnatal infectious challenge on enteric tissue maturation“ the most points and won together with his...

Decision of the DFG to fund a new priority program “Exit strategies of intracellular pathogens”

The senate of the DFG has announced in a press release from April 1st 2019 the establishment of 14 new priority programs. Of these, two focus on Life Science topics and one has been initiated by Prof....

Publication on the pathogenesis of neonatal Listeria infection

Dennis Pägelow, Kira van Vorst and Marcus Fulde, former group members that now work at the FU Berlin publish together with Mathias Hornef a study in Nature Communications in which they examine the...

Podcast: Pneumococcal Disease in Refugee Children in Germany

Stephanie Perniciaro, from the German National Reference Center, discusses invasive pneumococcal disease in refugee children in Germany with the Center for Disease, Control and Prevention.

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Host regulatory mechanism that shapes the neonatal microbiome published by the AG Hornef in Nature

Members of the AG Hornef identified a regulatory circuit of the murine host's intestinal epithelium that influences early colonization by commensal bacteria. They demonstrate age-dependent expression...

Nomination of Prof. Mathias Hornef for the PAULA-Teaching Award

The students council of the RWTH Faculty of Medicine has selected Prof. Mathias Hornef and thereby all colleagues involved in the new course “Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene” for a PAULA...

Grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG) to Aline Dupont, PhD

Aline Dupont, PhD has received a DFG grant (research project funding) for a 3-year support of her position plus consumables for a project with the title " Host-pathogen interaction in a novel in vivo...

Study of Kaiyi Zhang, PhD, on the importance of individual Salmonella virulence factors for invasion of the mucosal epithelial barrier accepted for publication in PLoS Pathogens.

In this study, Kaiyi Zhang investigates for the first time the importance of four critical type III secretion system translocated virulence factors encoded by the Salmonella pathogenicity island...

Thomas Clavel receives ERS funding for his project on „Microfluidic isolation of bacteria from the human gut microbiome“

Thomas Clavel (Functional Microbiome Research Group, Institute of Medical Microbiology) receives ERS funding (OPEN Seed Fund Call 2017) for his project on „Microfluidic isolation of bacteria from the...

Funding for the new collaborative research initiative „Gut Liver Axis - functional circuits and therapeutic targets in health and disease" by the IZKF

Funding for the new collaborative research initiative „Gut Liver Axis - functional circuits and therapeutic targets in health and disease" by the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research (IZKF)...

Radio-Feature "Ins Leben mit anderen - wie Mikroben für uns die Weichen stellen" produced by Christine Westerhaus and broadcasted by the Deutschlandfunk

Prof. Mathias Hornef from the Institute of Medical Microbiology of the RWTH University Hospital contributes to a Radio-Feature entitled "Ins Leben mit anderen - wie Mikroben für uns die Weichen...