Jörg Vogel, Director

Welcome to IMIB

The Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) is an interdisciplinary research institution of the Medical Faculty, University of Würzburg, with strong links to the Faculty of Biology. Members of the institute investigate fundamental biological problems and molecular mechanisms, with a focus on pathogens and infectious disease processes. IMIB research involves studies of bacteria, parasites and fungi, as well as their eukaryotic host, and ranges from bacterial and eukaryotic cell biology and immunology to fundamental aspects of gene regulation and RNA biology. Furthermore, the institute is home to the four groups of the prestigious ZINF Young Investigator program of the interfaculty Research Center for Infectious Disease Research (ZINF) in Würzburg. Our scientists lecture university seminars and practical courses to biology, medical and dental students. Education of graduate students is valued at IMIB, and the institute is an active member of the international Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) of the university. Following the successful start of IMIB in 1993 with Prof. Jörg Hacker as the founding director, Prof. Jörg Vogel has been chair of the institute since 2009.

April 2022
Four million euros funding for international project on urinary tract infections

Some bacteria do not grow or grow very slowly, often rendering antibiotics ineffective. An international team, including the University of Würzburg, aims to find a new way to combat these bacteria. The new project “CRITICAL” is coordinated by the Catholic University of Leuven and is funded with four million euros by the Belgian Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). A total of 200,000 euros will be invested in research at the IMIB which will be headed by Jörg Vogel. read more...