University Clinic Bonn
The Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology was created on September 1st, 2005, by joining the former Institutes of Medical Parasitology and of Medical Microbiology and Immunology; it's chair is Prof. Dr. med. Achim Hörauf.
The Filariasis Unit is broken into three work groups covering molecular
biology of the interaction between Wolbachia and their filarial host, to
understanding the immune response to filarial infections using the animal model
Litomosoides sigmodontis, to antigen specific T regulatatory T cells from persons
from filarial endemic regions, to discovering new antifilarial therapies targeting
the Wolbachia endobacteria.
Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology