Since September 2014 I am director of the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the RWTH University Hospital. The institute actively participates in the education of medical students and the graduate and postgraduate education of life science students. Is additionally involved in research on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and immune response to infectious diseases. Our main reseach interests are epidemiological studies on streptococcal diseases performed by the National Reference Laboratory (NRZ) on Streptococcal Diseases, novel strategies of antiinfectious therapies (antimicrobial peptides and phages), studies on the mucosal antimicrobial host defense mainly against enteropathogenic viruses, parasites and bacteria as well as functional investigations on the role of the enteric microbiota. You can find information on our work, the team members and research activities on the following pages.
Mathias Hornef, M.D.
Professor for Medical Microbiology
Congratulations to Andreas Pütz for the successful defence of his medical doctorate thesis!
His work is entitled "In vivo characterization of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (EPEC) microcolonies using an oral neonatal mouse model" and was supervised by Aline Dupont, PhD within the Hornef...
Congratulation to Stephanie Perniciaro for her PhD!
Stephanie Russo Perniciaro from Champaign, Illinois (USA) has successfully defended her thesis in Mai this year. She worked in the National Reference Laboratory (NRZ) for Streptococci under the...
New Collaborative Research Center (CRC) Gut Liver Axis with members of the institute of Medical Microbiology funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
The German Research Foundation has decided in the last meeting that a new Collaborative Research Center (CRC) entitled "Gut Liver Axis - functional circuits and therapeutic targets" with...