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
Enter the building through the main entrance. Keep on walking forward, towards the back of the building until you reach elevator D4. Take the elevator to the 5th floor. This is the entrance of the Institute of Medical Microbiology.
Foto Prof. Hornef: © Peter Winandy, im Auftrag der RWTH für die RWTH Homepage
Successful PhD defense by our colleague Stefan Schlößer
Stefan Schlößer from the AG Hornef successfully presented and defended his PhD thesis “The influence of postnatal infectious challenge on enteric tissue development and epithelial cell…
Natalia Torow, PhD will speak at the British Society of Immunology meeting in Edinburgh
Natalia Torow, PhD, postdoc in the AG Hornef has been invited to give a talk at the British Society of Immunology Meeting in Edinburgh later this year. Her presentation is entitled “Delayed maturation…