Infection Biology and Molecular Epidemiology

We generate new insight into the biology and molecular epidemiology of poverty-related infectious diseases.

In the field of the life sciences, Swiss TPH places particular emphasis on malaria, tuberculosis and other poverty-related infectious diseases. We utilise state-of-the-art basic research methodologies to dissect the biological processes underlying pathogen survival, host-pathogen interactions, drug resistance and host immunity. By employing innovative molecular and genomic epidemiological studies combined with computational approaches, we gain a deeper understanding of the evolution, diversity and transmission dynamics of pathogens, vectors and host populations, as well as the dynamics of pathogen transmission. Our discoveries lead to new insights into infection biology and disease epidemiology, driving innovation in the development of new drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.