Immunology & Infectious Diseases

This research focus covers a broad spectrum. It ranges from studies of pathophysiological processes of multidrug-resistant bacteria, to the optimisation of therapies for avariety of inflammatory diseases, to research into the causes and effects of vaccination scepticism.

Selected current publications

Identification of a Cluster of Extended-spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae Sequence Type 101 Isolated From Food and Humans. Aguilar-Bultet L, Bagutti C, Egli A, Alt M, Maurer Pekerman L, Schindler R, Furger R, Eichenberger L, Roloff T, Steffen I, Huebner P, Stadler T, Tschudin-Sutter S. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jul 15;73(2):332-335. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1164. PMID: 32776135; PMCID: PMC8282321.

Effect of Bedside Compared With Outside the Room Patient Case Presentation on Patients' Knowledge About Their Medical Care : A Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Trial Becker C, Gamp M, Schuetz P, Beck K, Vincent A, Hochstrasser S, Metzger K, Widmer M, Thommen E, Mueller B, Fux CA, Leuppi JD, Schaefert R, Langewitz W, Trendelenburg M, Breidthardt T, Eckstein J, Osthoff M, Bassetti S, Hunziker S. Ann Intern Med. 2021 Jun 29. doi: 10.7326/M21-0909. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34181449.

SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in a tri-national urban area is dominated by a B.1 lineage variant linked to a mass gathering event. Stange M, Mari A, Roloff T, Seth-Smith HM, Schweitzer M, Brunner M, Leuzinger K, Søgaard KK, Gensch A, Tschudin-Sutter S, Fuchs S, Bielicki J, Pargger H, Siegemund M, Nickel CH, Bingisser R, Osthoff M, Bassetti S, Schneider-Sliwa R, Battegay M, Hirsch HH, Egli A. PLoS Pathog. 2021 Mar 19;17(3):e1009374. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009374. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33740028.

Evaluating antimicrobial effectiveness in environmental microbiology. Widmer AF, Frei R. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 Jan 10:ciab013. doi: 10.1093/cid/ciab013. Online ahead of print.

SARS-CoV-2 phylogeny during the early outbreak in the Basel area, Switzerland: import and spread dominated by a single B.1 lineage variant (C15324T) Madlen Stange, Alfredo Mari, Tim Roloff, Helena M. B. Seth-Smith, Michael Schweitzer, Myrta Brunner, Karoline Leuzinger, Kirstine K. Søgaard, Alexander Gensch, Sarah Tschudin-Sutter, Simon Fuchs, Julia Anna Bielicki, Hans Pargger, Martin Siegemund, Christian H. Nickel, Roland Bingisser, Michael Osthoff, Stefano Bassetti, Rita Schneider-Sliwa, Manuel Battegay, Hans H. Hirsch, Adrian Egli medRxiv 2020.09.01.20186155; doi:

SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing of skin for COVID-19 diagnostics: a case report. Jamiolkowski D, Mühleisen B, Müller S, Navarini AA, Tzankov A, Roider E. Lancet. 2020 Aug 29;396(10251):598-599. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31754-2. Epub 2020 Aug 13. PMID: 32798450

Dose-dependent effectiveness of acellular pertussis vaccine in infants: A population-based case-control study. Mack I, Erlanger TE, Lang P, Sinniger P, Perisa D, Heininger U. Vaccine. 2020 Feb 5;38(6):1444-1449. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.11.069. Epub 2019 Dec 5.

Emergency management of status epilepticus in a high-fidelity simulation: A prospective study. Sutter R, Tisljar K, Opić P, De Marchis GM, Bassetti S, Bingisser R, Hunziker S, Marsch S. Neurology. 2019 Oct 8. pii: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008461. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000008461. [Epub ahead of print]