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

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]