How do infected people get sick?
Investigate processes in the body with modern techniques
For many infections with tropical pathogens it is not known why they often progress without symptoms and only in certain cases lead to illness - sometimes with severe consequences. So far, the underlying mechanisms of pathophysiology are poorly understood. It is therefore especially important for the BNITM to better understand the development of diseases after the pathogens have penetrated the body. To this end, the BNITM examines the interaction of pathogens and infected people, through methods of clinical infectiology, immunology and cellular and molecular biology.