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Name: Prof. Dr. Meyer, Thomas F.
Address: Schumannstr.21/22
Institution: MPI für Infektionsbiologie
City: Berlin Zip: D-10117
Country: Germany Phone: +49-30/ 28460400
    Fax: +49-30/ 28460401


Research Topics:
In the focus of the Department of Molecular Biology are the host cellular processes induced upon infection with bacterial pathogens. Several pathogen models serve to contribute to our understanding of molecular mechanisms of the infection including principle bacterial virulence mechanisms, receptor-mediated interactions with target cells and pathogen-induced signal transduction cascades. One key interest is the understanding of cellular processes and host cell factors relevant for intracellular pathogen accommodation. Furthermore, we are concerned with the analysis of mechanisms underlying chronic infection and its consequences on inflammation, cell damage and genotoxicity. Finally, using H. pylori as a model we aim to understand pathogen-specific immune response mechanisms and, in order to assess new approaches of protection against H. pylori infection, we currently evaluate novel vaccine candidates in clinical settings. To achieve our scientific goals we employ a spectrum of advanced methodologies enabling pathogen genetics, cell biology and signalling studies, basic and applied immunology, high-resolution microscopy, mutation analyses and RNA interference as well as global approaches in genomics and proteomics; thus, a stimulating research environment is generated.


Organisms studied:
  • Chlamydiales
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Neisseria spec.
  • Salmonellae


Special methods / technologies:
RNAi, molecular genetics, immunology, cell biology, epidemiology, clinical research and protein chemistry


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