Interfakultäres Institut für Mikrobiologie und Infektionsmedizin

Master of Microbiology and Infection Biology

Learn about the microbes that are all around us and shape our daily lives!

The Master's program 'Microbiology and Infection Biology' will give you an excellent insight into the multifaceted world of microbes, providing fundamental knowledge in microbiology and infection biology, cutting edge research in renowned laboratories and a high number of hands-on courses. Join us for a great study experience at one of Germanys Universities of Excellence.

Application Deadline May 31

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Scientific profile

The Master's program in Microbiology and Infection Biology is run by the IMIT (Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine), which covers the research areas microbial physiology, microbial compounds and infection biology. Physiological research focuses on the molecular basis of cellular processes in bacteria, the mechanisms of adaptation to changes in the environment and symbiotic interactions. Various IMIT research groups are working on the molecular processes of natural product biosynthesis and on the mechanisms by which they inhibit the growth of bacterial pathogens. Infection biology research focuses on staphylococci, the most common cause of nosocomial infections, and gastrointestinal pathogens. Another focus is the microbiome, including its capacity to prevent infections as well as its impact on drug metabolism and human health.

Tübingen as a place to study

Find out here what Tübingen offers you and why you should study in Tübingen!

Research networks

Our research groups are involved in many research networks like the Cluster of Excellence 'Controlling Microbes to Fight Infection', the German Center of Infection Research (DZIF) and various Transregional Collaborative Research Centres (TRR156, FOR2816).

The University of Tübingen Link

Innovative. Interdisciplinary. International. The University of Tübingen has combined these guiding principles in its teaching and research since its foundation in 1477. It is one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Germany and offers optimal conditions for studying, combined with the opportunity to set personal accents and priorities. The attractive teaching and learning environment is complemented by numerous additional offers, such as the University Sports Center, the Foreign Language Center, the interdisciplinary Studium Generale and the modern university library. The university's motto speaks for itself: attempto - I dare!

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