|Trieda SNP 1, 040 11 Košice|
|Institute Head Physician:||Dr. h. c. Prof. MUDr. Leonard Siegfried, CSc.|
|Address:||Trieda SNP 1, 040 11 Košice|
|Tel. No.:||055 234 3407 VoIP|
|VoIP:||055 234 3388 – the Institute Head Physician|
The Department of Medical and Clinical Microbiology (DMCM) provides educational and scientific-research activities in the field of Medical Microbiology and Immunology. Courses take place at the Department of Medical Microbiology and Clinical Microbiology for students of General Medicine and Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, and Physiotherapy. Practical classes are focused on the laboratory diagnosis and differential diagnosis of medically important microorganisms isolated at infectious diseases.
Research activities of the Department are focused on the study of virulence factors of clinically significant isolates of the Escherichia coli on the gene level, and on the basis of their phenotypes. In the selected genera of Enterobacteriaceae, isolated from patients in a hospital environment, the genetic basis of resistance to antimicrobial agents is investigated with a particular focus on epidemiologically significant genes, coding the production of ß-lactamases with an extended spectrum (ESBL).