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ZBS 2: Highly Pathogenic Microorganisms

Roland Grunow
Daniela Jacob


  • Organisation of the diagnostics of samples with bioterrorism suspicion within ZBS
  • Development and optimisation of microbiological, molecular biological and immunological detection systems for the identification, characterisation and differentiation of highly pathogenic microorganisms
  • Management of a culture collection with highly pathogenic and other relevant microorganisms
  • Supply of reference materials for diagnostics of relevant microbial pathogens within the framework of cooperative projects
  • EMERGE - Efficient response to highly dangerous and emerging pathogens at EU level (see "EMERGE")
  • Research in the field of epidemiology, pathogenesis and genetics of selected highly pathogenic bacteria with a focus on B. anthracis and F. tularensis
  • Working Group “Cellular interactions of bacterial pathogens” with a focus on F. tularensis and amoebae as a reservoir for bacterial pathogens (see link under “More information”)
  • Development and testing of decontamination and disinfection processes in particular for bioterrorist attacks
  • Studies on the evidence and tenacity of highly pathogenic microorganisms under different environmental conditions
  • Operation of a BSL 3 laboratory

Date: 07.02.2016