RESIST pursues research for people whose immune system is not strong enough for the defence against pathogens. These are, for example, newborns, seniors, people with a congenital immune deficiency and people whose immune system is attenuated for therapeutic reasons or who have been transplanted with an organ or stem cells.
RESIST scientists investigate pathogenic viruses and bacteria as well as the human defence mechanisms – and especially how both of them interact with each other. Our approach involves clinical and patient cohort studies as the basis for basic research.
We are pleased that RESIST is so international: many people in our RESIST team come from abroad and / or work with colleagues in institutions around the world, and many (post)doctoral students have also joined us from abroad. Read more about this on our page “Internationalisation”.