The main research topics of the Institute of Microbiology are:
- Factors associated with the pathogenesis, treatment and prophylaxis of neonatal infections
- HIV infection in Estonia – host-pathogen relationships
- Pathomechanisms of chronic infections; possibilities for treatments with probiotics
- Discovery and clinical development of new probiotics
Department of Microbiology has good success rate in applying research grants. As of in December of 2008 our faculty members hold five ESF (Estonian Science Foundation) grants, are leading two target financing topics and are involved in two international research projects sponsored by EU FP6/7.