Research Group Zoonoses

Research Group Zoonoses

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Overview

The research group is associated with the National Reference Centre for Tropical Pathogens and focuses on the diagnosis, epidemiology, and immunology of emerging zoonotic diseases.

We investigate zoonotic bornavirus encephalitis (BoDV-1 and VSBV-1 infections), arthropod-borne bacterial infections (rickettsioses, tularemia, and others), and neglected tissue-invasive parasitic infections (muscular sarcocystosis, visceral pentastomiasis, and larval tapeworm infections).
Laboratory tests are developed and validated for pathogen detection and subtyping from bodily fluids and tissues, as well as biomarker analyses in patient cohorts.

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Research Group Leader

Prof. Dr Dennis Tappe

phone: +49 40 285380-499

fax: +49 40 42818-252

email: tappe@bnitm.de