Department of Biomedical Sciences
The scientists of the Department of Biomedical Sciences are primarily focused on research in the laboratory, although this is often linked to research in the field. Our attention mainly goes to pathogens.
Our expertise lies in microbiology and parasitology, molecular biology and epidemiology, immunology and ecology of tropical infectious diseases. Our research field comprises fundamental and translational research in the laboratory on the one hand, on the other hand the ecological, biological and molecular aspects of transmission and population dynamics of the pathogens, their intermediate hosts and the reservoirs in the field.
With our research we try to better understand the biology, ecology, pathology of infectious diseases. We translate this knowledge into new medical applications like diagnostic tests and develop interventions to control vectors and animal reservoirs. We also pay special attention to animal health and especially zoonoses, diseases carried over from animal to human.
- Unit of Mycobacteriology
- Unit of Diagnostic Bacteriology
- Unit of Virology
- Unit of Molecular Parasitology
- Unit of Parasite Diagnostics
- Unit of Malariology
- Unit of Medical Helminthology
- Unit of Immunology
- Unit of Medical Entomology
- Unit of Veterinary Protozoology
- Unit of Veterinary Helminthology
- Unit of Veterinary Biostatistics and Epidemiology