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The department of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology of the University of Geneva Medical School includes groups working in virology, parasitology and bacteriology. Among them, several groups focus more precisely on the interaction between respiratory pathogens and the host. These groups are:
group 903 (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/demed/en/groupes-de-recherche/christian-van-delden/);
group 275 (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/mimo/en/groupes/275garcin/);
group 947 (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/mimo/en/groupes/947schmolke/) and
group 953 (https://www.unige.ch/medecine/mimo/en/groupes/953tapparel/).
Detailed description of the research topics is available on the given internet links.
Global fellowships (return phase only)\ European fellowships
The research groups have access to all the infrastructure and facilities available at the faculty of medicine which provides all the necessary tools for research projects in life sciences including technological platforms, analytical instruments and laboratory products as well as high-quality specialist services supervised by scientists and managed by specialized technicians, this with most reliable techniques and cutting-edge, state-of-the-art facilities
Several grants are related to these research areas
Since over 10 years the groups from the department have an ongoing collaboration with the private sector.
Collaborations with European groups working on respiratory viruses and with engineered tissues are ongoing since many years. Many international post docs have been attracted to the department/group in the past years.
A variety of trainings on specific technics and recent technologies are available in the medical school [http://www.unige.ch/medecine/en/recherche/corefacilities/].
Seminars held by international speakers are also organized monthly.