Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF)

The Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) doesn’t belong to the University Hospital, but its research is closely linked with the health care at the University Hospital Würzburg.

Research focus

  • Molecular and genetic characterization of ­bacterial virulence factors
  • Mechanisms of host-pathogen interactions of bacteria
  • Molecular biology of nosocomial infections
  • Gene regulation and immunology of tropic and parasitic diseases
  • Non-coding RNA molecules (RNA Biology)
  • Pathogenesis and epidemiology of viral diseases
  • Bioinformatics and regenerative medicine
  • Clinical hygiene, immunology and microbiology

Cooperating institutions

  • Institute of Molecular Infection Biology
  • Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology
  • Institute of Virology and Immunobiology
  • Department of Internal Medicine II
  • Department of Microbiology, Biocenter
  • Institute of Organic Chemistry
  • Department of Bioinformatics, Biocenter
  • Cell and Developmental Biology, Biocenter
  • Chair of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
  • Structural Biology, Rudolf Virchow Center
  • Chair of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine, Mission Hospital