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.

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Events

06 Aug 2020

PhD defence Keshav Rai

Development of tools to determine the phenotype and genotype of Leishmania donovani for tracking treatment failure in anthroponotic visceral leishmaniasis in Nepal.

West Bengal State University, Kolkata

11 Jun 2020

PhD defence Vera Kühne (Online)

Alternative antigens for a point of care test for serodiagnosis of visceral leishmaniasis in East Africa

Online

02 Jun 2020

PhD defence Kamela Charmaine Sy Ng (Online)

Utilization of molecular resistance test results as tools to support public health efforts for improved control of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis