Microbiology and virology

The research activities in this area are:

  • Engineering and preclinical efficacy of herpes simplex virus (HSV) redirected to specific tumor receptors
  • Penetration of herpes simplex virus into the cell and innate response
  • Studies on the mechanisms of pathogenesis of human and zoonotic bacteria and viruses and on the innate and adaptive immune response of the host
  • Studies to define the role of bacteria and viruses in pathologies with unknown etiopathology
  • Epidemiological studies of the principal human and zoonotic infections
  • Studies and monitoring of bacterial and viral drug resistance and identification of new targets for new control strategies

People

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Giovanni Brandi

Associate Professor

Monica Cricca

Associate Professor

keywords: filamentous fungus, yeasts, immunocompromised hosts, antifungal drugs, invasive infections, antimicrobial resistance
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Paola Dal Monte

Associate Professor

keywords: Mycobacteria, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), Gamma interferon, Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), Latent tubercolous
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Claudio Foschi

Senior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: sexually transmitted infections, Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoae, Microbiome, Lactobacilli, host-pathogens

Tatiana Gianni

Associate Professor

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Tiziana Lazzarotto

Full Professor

keywords: Newborns and babies, Transplant patients, Measles, Pregnancy, Virology, Herpes Viruses, Diagnosis, Rubella,
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Antonella Marangoni

Associate Professor

keywords: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Maternal-fetal transmitted diseases, Vaginal microbiome
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Sara Morselli

PhD Student

keywords: vaginal microbiota, sexually transmitted diseases, chlamydia, gonohrrea
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Vittorio Sambri

Associate Professor

keywords: Emerging Viral infections, Molecular Microbiological Diagnosis, Microbial Whole Genome Sequencing, Sepsis,
keywords: epidemiology, transmissible diseases, one health, zoonoses
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Stefania Varani

Associate Professor

keywords: Leishmania, medical parasitology, diagnostic methods, drug discovery
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Piera Versura

Associate Professor