Microbial test tubes

Microbiology & Immunology

Microbiology is the branch of science that includes the scientific study of microorganisms. Microorganisms are those organisms that are too small to see with the naked eye and include things like bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Immunology is the study of how the body of a human and/or animal prevents infection by study of cell structure and function, disorders of the immune system, immune response and immunologic techniques of analysis.


Stephan Schmitz-EsserDr. Stephan Schmitz Esser is interested in the interaction of eukaryotes and bacteria; these interactions have spanned model eukaryote and bacterial symbiont systems on the one hand to the spectacular complexity of microbiomes of farm animals on the other hand.