Besides the infectious agents themselves, the interaction with the host microbiota has also an important influence on the course and outcome of the infection. Hence, the aim of the research clusters is to catalogue all microorganisms present in a given ecological niche and to determine the species composition and the dynamics of microbial communities of healthy and diseased individuals. This knowledge will contribute to the development of novel preventative and therapeutic methods.


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