Program Content Infection Biology

The aim of the Master in Infection Biology is to comprehensively prepare the students for scientific and applied research in the field of human and animal pathogens. Courses will be held in English.

Worldwide, infections are the main causes of increased mortality and morbidity, confronting society with health policy challenges, which require the expertise of well-trained graduates for research and practice in basic science, clinical and pharmaceutical research and development, in teaching and training as well as in diagnostics, epidemiology and health policy. Since infectious diseases pose a global problem, qualified foreign applicants will especially be targeted for admission.

The lectures, seminars and internships/work placements offered, address the microbiology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry, biophysics, clinical presentation (pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, prevention) and the epidemiology of infectious diseases and their pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi) in basic and intensified forms.

Amongst others, the following departments are involved in the master program Infection Biology: