Research at the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC) focuses on immunology, infection biology and cell and tumor biology
About the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC)
Research at MTC covers the areas Virology, Bacteriology, Parasitology, Immunology and Tumor Biology.
The research interests are centered on the genetics and molecular biology of virus, bacteria and parasite replication, the role of gene products in abnormal cell growth, the use of microbes as probes for the study of signal transduction, transcription, translation, cell cycle regulation, cell differentiation, and cell death. Specific research areas include the biochemical mechanisms of cell growth control, transformation, signal transduction, and transcriptional regulation, the molecular genetics, molecular biology and molecular pathogenesis of latent, persistent and cytolytic infections, the characterization of receptor interactions and the mechanisms of cell entry, the interaction with cells involved in innate and adaptive immune responses, the pathogenesis of infection and rational drug design.