The most important pathways
QIAGEN provides a broad range of assay technologies for infectious disease research, enabling analysis of gene expression and regulation, epigenetic modification, genotyping, and signal transduction pathway activation. Infectious diseases result from the interplay between pathogens and the defenses of the hosts they infect. Pathogens include viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, protozoa, and prions (infectious protein molecules). Infectious diseases are transmissible (communicable). Infecting agents may be transmitted through liquids, food, body fluids, contaminated objects, airborne inhalation, or through vector-borne spread. Research has focused on all aspects of controlling infectious diseases from genetic susceptibility through the entire immune response. Solutions optimized for these research studies are organized into more focused research topics, shown below.