Thomas F. Meyer Laboratory

The Role of Bacterial Infections in Human Carcinogenesis and Other Remote Diseases


We aim to explore the underlying mechanisms and causalities between chronic bacterial infections, carcinogenesis and other remote human diseases. Our focus is on the human mucosa, the main interface between microbes and our body. It is the site where pathogens initiate infections and where our defense system is challenged to rapidly counteract any approaching assaults. Repeated or persistent infections may lead to permanent damage of the mucosal epithelium, subsequent carcinogenesis and transmission of deleterious signals to our interiors. We want to reach a better understanding of these molecular interactions and pave the way towards better prevention and treatment of the diseases.

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