Priority Research Area Infections

Diagnostic Mycobacteriology

Mission  Projects  Funding  Techniques  Publications  Staff


Federal Ministry of Health

  • National Reference Laboratory for Mycobacteria
  • MetaCorDia: Metagenomics laboratory for the detection of corona viruses in respiratory patient materials & Structured medical initial assessment (SmE), rapid diagnosis in the context of a corona virus outbreak and new antiviral substances at the FZB, 2020 - 2022
  • CoroDia: Expansion of corona testing capacity in southern Schleswig-Holstein, 2020-2021
  • PHIMS-TB: Public Health contribution of a nationwide integrated molecular surveillance using the example of tuberculosis, 2020 - 2022


  • MIRU-VNTR Re-Typing of strains from a longitudinal epidemiological study and performance of a study for data linkage with the RKI

European Union

  • Pan-European network for the study and clinical management of drug resistant tuberculosis
  • ETBRA: European tuberculosis regimen accelerator, 2020-

Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND)

  • Effectiveness of Mycobacteria Growth Indicator Tube (MGIT) for Detection of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Drug Susceptibility Testing (DST) in High PDR/MDR TB Burden Countries
  • Precision study of an assay for direct detection of MTB and RMP resistance
  • Preparation of slides for evaluation of a new technique for microscopy


  • Society of Schleswig-Holstein for prevention and combat of tuberculosis and lung diseases: Population structure and diversity of M. tuberculosis isolates from Schleswig-Holstein
  • Mukoviszidose e.V.: CronoClone: Clinical relevance of nontuberculous mycobacteria recovered from cystic fibrosis patients and genome changes in highly virulent clones, 2020-2023