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and thus enhance the development of a European Research Area for PathoGenoMics .


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Name: Prof. Dr. Rupnik, Maja
Address: Institute of Public Health Maribor, Prvomajska 1, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
Institution: Institute of Public Health Maribor
City: Maribor Zip: 2000
Country: Slovenia Phone: 00386 2 4500183


Research Topics:
The main research topic of our group is Clostridium difficile where we are interested in virulence factors, interactions between toxins and host cells, variability of toxin coding regions, molecular typing techniques, regulation of virulence factors, nonvertebrate animal models,
Additionally, we are interested in clasical and molecular methods of characterizations of complex microbial populations (e.g. gut microflora and alterations in C. difficile infections).


Organisms studied:
  • Clostridium difficile


Special methods / technologies:
  • Toxinotyping of C. difficile
  • Denaturing high performance liquid chromatography (DHPLC)


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
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