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
Niels van Best publishes his work on the role of bile acids on the maturation of the early gut microbiome in nature Communications
Niels van Best from the Hornef lab characterized in close collaboration with John Penders from the University in Maastricht and colleagues from Hannover and Leipzig as part of his PhD work the...
Publication of a review article together with Andrew Macpherson and Staphanie Ganal-Vonarburg in Science
Mathias Hornef published together with colleagues from the University of Bern, Switzerland, Andrew Macpherson and Stephanie Ganal-Vonarburg, a review article on the influence of microbial substrates...