Forschungszentrum Borstel
Forschungszentrum Borstel


Programmbereich Infektionen

Ulrich  Schaible

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schaible

04537 - 188 - 6000
04537 - 188 - 2091


Tuberculosis is the most important bacterial infection of humans worldwide. The tuberculosis agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, is a facultative intracellular pathogen, which can survive and proliferate inside host macrophages and other innate defense cells. The research group Cellular Microbiology studies host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis on the molecular, cellular and animal model level. We focus on the question how the intracellular niche of Mycobacterium tuberculosis determines the pathogens fate and transmission as well as innate and acquired immune responses as well pathogenesis in tuberculosis and, ultimately, anti-mycobacterial drug efficacy.