Epidemiology investigates the occurrence and distribution of diseases within the population. Moreover, molecular biology techniques are used in molecular epidemiology.
Epidemiologists use mainly statistical methods to make statements about the incidence of a disease in a population or to simulate the spread of an epidemic with models. Molecular epidemiology gains insights from the molecular properties of a human or a pathogen.
Prof. Ernst's working group operates at the interface of molecular microbiology, genomics, epidemiology and chemical biology to identify, investigate, and target unrecognised pathways in persistent and multidrug-resistant infections. To this end, the group conducts mechanistic investigations ...