Comprehensive Infectious Disease Center Tübingen (CIDiC)

Address: Geschäftsstelle:
Wilhelmstr. 27
72076 Tübingen

Phone number: +49 7071 29-81546

Fax number: 07071 29-25244


The Comprehensive Infectious Disease Center (CIDiC) particularly supports basic, translational and clinical infectiological research at the University Hospital Tübingen. These are often interdisciplinary in nature. Research foci of various members of the CIDiC are listed below:

Research Group AG Göpel
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS)
  • Hospital-associated infections
  • COVID-19
  • Clinical Research Unit (CRU) of the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)
  • One Health
  • Meta-analyses

Projects of the research group

  • Hepatology
    • Hepatitis (Prof. Dr. Berg)
    • Infections after solid organ transplantation
  • Immunoepidemiology of worm infections, AG Adegnika
  • Translational Infectious Diseases and Vaccine Development, AG Bélard
  • Clinical parasitology, AG Borrmann
  • Immune responses to vaccination, AG Esen
  • Infection immunology, AG Fendel
  • Evaluation of new malaria therapeutics, AG Held
  • Diagnostics in infectious diseases, AG Kreidenweiss
  • Genes and immunity in infectious diseases, AG Velavan
  • Clinical studies of neglected tropical diseases, AG Krishna
  • Evolutionary epidemiology, AG Recker

Partner institution Lambaréné/ Gabon

  • Clinical studies on malaria vaccines and epidemiology, AG Agnandji
  • Transmission dynamics of tuberculosis in Africa, AG Grobusch
  • Epidemiological studies in Lambaréné, AG Lell
  • Malaria immunology & clinical microbiology in a resource poor setting, AG McCall.
  • Epidemiology and the control of infectious diseases, AG Mombo-Ngoma
  • Control of infectious diseases in the tropics, AG Ramharter.

Brazzaville/ Congo

  • Science Networks in Africa, AG Ntoumi

Hanoi/ Vietnam

  • VG-CARE - Vietnamese-German Center for Medical Research

Clinical Microbiology Team

  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Next-generation sequencing

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  • Cytomegalovirus: Consultant Laboratory for Cytomegalovirus (CMV) of the Robert Koch Institute (headed by Dr. Bissinger); AG Schindler
  • Tumor virology and papillomaviruses: AG Iftner and AG Stubenrauch
  • Clinical Virology: AG Ganzenmüller
  • Flaviviruses (HCV, dengue virus), Ebolavirus and new antiviral therapies: AG Schindler
  • HIV, SIV, SARS-CoV-2: AG Schindler and AG Sauter
  • Endogenous retroviruses and innate immunity: AG Sauter
  • DZIF Transplant Cohort (Tübingen site)

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  • Bacterial Metabolomics, Prof. Dr. Hannes Link
  • Infection Biology, Prof. Dr. Andreas Peschel
  • Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Comm. Head: Prof. Dr. med. Silke Peter
  • Microbial Genetics, Prof. Dr. Friedrich Götz (Emeritus working group)
  • Microbiology/Biotechnology, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wohlleben (Emeritus working group)
  • Microbial Agents, Prof. Dr. Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt
  • Microbiology/Organismic Interactions, Prof. Dr. Karl Forchhammer
  • Microbial interactions in plant ecosystems, Prof. Dr. Eric Kemen
  • Microbiome-host interactions, Prof. Dr. Lisa Maier
  • Translational natural product genomics, Prof. Dr. Nadine Ziemert
  • Cellular and Molecular Microbiology, Prof. Samuel Wagner, PhD

Independent junior research groups

  • Cell Biomechanics and Host-cell-pathogen Interactions, Effie Bastounis, PhD
  • Functional Metabolomics, Daniel Petras, PhD
  • Microbiome Editing to Prevent Infection, Dr. Simon Heilbronner
  • Systems Biology of Microbial Communities, Dr. Christoph Ratzke

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