NZMG - C. difficile

TP4: Regulation of virulence - associated traits of C. difficile

CDiff: Epidemiology und Systems Biology of the Bacterial Pathogen Clostridium difficile

The bacterium Clostridium difficile is currently a major cause of high morbidity and mortality in Germany with several hundreds if not thousand patients dying per year. C. difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) has caught increasing attention as one of the most deadly, hospital-acquired diseases. In contrast to its social importance systematic C. difficile research is missing in Germany.

Consequently, an interdisciplinary research group comprising colleagues from institutions in Braunschweig, Göttingen, Hannover and Greifswald was formed to lay the scientific basis for the development of novel diagnostic tools and therapies.

The project is part of the Norddeutsches Zentrums für Mikrobielle Genomforschung and is funded by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony/VW-Vorab.



Prof. Dr. Dieter Jahn


Funding Agency

Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony