Welcome to: Andreas Matussek's project group

Andreas MatussekGroup leader
Andreas Matussek
Group leader

The focus of our research activities is within the field of clinical microbiology and infection control with the aims to optimize diagnostics, predict disease potential of pathogens, minimize spread and prevent outbreaks. 

Methods to investigate virulence and transmission are changing rapidly and the projects aims among other things at implementing whole genome sequencing (WGS) in routine clinical practice to develop evidence-based methods in diagnostics and infection control. Currently we have projects on the important pathogens Staphylococcus aureus, Clostridioides difficile and Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli. In addition, we work on diarrhea causing intestinal protozoa. 

Research projects

  • Human microbiome in infectious diseases
  • Optimizing Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli diagnostics, prevention and treatment
  • Tobramycin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a neonatal intensive care unit
  • The spread of Clostridioides difficile in hospital settings and investigations of virulence
  • Prevalence of the diarrhea-causing intestinal protozoa and improvement of diagnostics