RESIST research is organised in four project areas:
Area A comprises all projects that deal with genetic factors: The role of human genes and gene variants for susceptibility to infections is investigated. Area B is all about the human immune system and why some people are particularly susceptible to infections with viruses and bacteria, for example newborns and elderly individuals. In areas C and D, pathogenic bacteria and viruses respectively are analysed: How do they “settle” permanently in the body and cause chronic infections – for example in the lungs, liver and on implants?
Patients are at the centre of all efforts: The common goal of all research areas is a better protection of vulnerable people by better prediction of the course of an infection or by improved diagnostic and therapeutic options.