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Institute of Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP)

Working group Pathobiology of Mycobacterioses

The Working group Pathobiology of Mycobacterioses includes the Nationale Reference Laboratories for bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis.

Research Topics

  • Development and validation of methods for the direct or indirect diagnosis of mycobacteria infections of livestock (bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis; NRL for bovine tuberculosis, NRL for paratuberculosis)
  • Molecular epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis and paratuberculosis in Germany
  • Research on the molecular pathogenesis of mycobacteria infections using in-vitro models and large animal models