Department of Molecular Medicine II

Department of Molecular Medicine II

Research topics


Infection

  • Immune Reactions after Infection
  • Viral induced Liver Damage
  • Viral Infection
  • Chronic Viral Infection
  • Bacterial Infection

Immunology

  • Cytokine induced Liver Damage and Septic Shock
  • Immunological Mechanisms
  • Autoimmunity

Pathophysiology

  • Systemic Impact of Liver Disease
  • Diseases Associated with Anemia
  • Suicidal Erythrocyte Death

Research and Teaching

Molecular Medicine is the interface between clinical research and biomedical basic research. The main objective is to understand the background and cause of diseases. The uncovered mechanisms may be used to further our knowledge and improve therapeutic regimens in the future. The teaching concept includes the research taught in graduate schools, intensive courses and the discussion of research articles. To investigate infection and immunity, our laboratory uses the following methods:

Immunology

  • Flow cytometry
  • Immuno-fluorescence
  • Histology
  • ELISA

Infection

  • Antibody assays
  • Plaque Assay
  • Chromium Release Assay
  • ELI-SPOT

Biochemistry

  • Western Blot
  • Immuno-precipitation
  • Kinase Assay
  • Reporter Assay

Molecular Biology

  • PCR
  • Real Time-PCR
  • Transfection
  • Transduction
  • Cell culture

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