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 Thaysa Tagliaferri for the successful defence of her doctorate thesis
Thaysa Tagliaferri has successfully defended her doctorate thesis on 15 January 2020. The title of her bi-nationally supervised thesis is: „EXPLORING THE CRISPR-CAS9 POTENTIAL TO REVERT BETA-LACTAM...
Mathias Hornef as invited speaker at the Gordon Conference
Mathias Hornef was invited speaker at the Gordon Research Conference “Microbial Adhesion and Signal Transduction” July 21-26 2019 at Salve Regina University, Newport, RI, USA.