Infection Biology Degree Master
University of Basel - Swiss Tropical Health Institute
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The Specialized Master’s degree program in Infection Biology at the University of Basel is run by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), an internationally recognized center for public health excellence. Infection biology focuses on host-pathogen interactions and aims to understand the mechanisms through which viruses, bacteria, fungi, or parasites colonise their hosts and cause disease. Infection biologists study molecular, cellular, metabolic, or immunological aspects of pathogen biology and infection, try to elucidate mechanisms and evolution of drug resistance and immune evasion, or investigate dynamics of transmission and infection in the field. Knowledge gained from studying these and other aspects of infection biology provides the basis for the development of novel diagnostic tools, drugs, and vaccines for improved prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.