Septomics pursues an integrated research approach to overcome the stagnation in sepsis research that lasted for decades.
To date, sepsis research is mostly performed on single aspects of the disease and in separate disciplines. Septomics addresses sepsis pathogens (Fungal Septomics), the immune response (Host Septomics) and clinical questions (Clinical Septomics) in an interdisciplinary and complementary approach. The scientists use systems biology strategies: they investigate the associated processes and structures from the molecular level up to the whole organism and finally develop quantative models to illustrate the complexity.
Septomics additionally follows a translational research approach. Translational research connects scientists with clinicians. Scientific results can be transferred directly to the clinical practice and allow for new diagnosis and therapy concepts.Reversely, findings from the clinical research can serve as a basis for new research strategies. With this unique approach Septomics will help to make decisive steps to reduce sepsis incidence and mortality rate.