Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology: Research Topics


The immune system is continuously adapting to defend the host against invading pathogens.

In parallel, microorganisms evolve to paralyze the immune response, leading to a race between microbe (virulence) and immune system (resistance). Despite major efforts, numerous viruses and bacteria continue to affect the lives of millions of people globally. The immunologists in the Molecular Biology section study the development and function of both the innate and adaptive immune system with a particular emphasis on the cellular and molecular aspects of host-pathogen interactions.

See related: Program in Immunology