Completed Projects

Contact:                Prof. Dr. Rafael Mikolajczyk, Johannes Horn, PhD

Duration:                June 2017 – May 2020

Funding:                 BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) 

More information can be found here



Multi resistant Enterobacteriaceae (MDR-E) are a significant threat to public health in many European countries. While traditional Infection Control strategies are primarily aimed at curbing the transfer within a hospital, a growing number of findings underline the importance of patient traffic between hospitals to disseminate MDR-E within health systems. The EMerGE-NeT-consortium goes beyond the previous research results and combines expertise in theoretical modeling, numerical simulation studies, epidemiology, clinical medicine, and microbiology to develop a generic network modeling platform that combines the transfer of MDR-E between and within hospitals.



  • Institute of Hygiene and Environmental Medicine, Charité- University Medicine, Germany
  • Department of Microbiology, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland
  • UMC Utrecht, Julius Centre for Health Sciences & Primary Care, Netherlands
  • Department of Medicine E; Rabin Medical Center, Beilinson Hospital, Israel
  • Clinic of infectious diseases, microbiology and preventive medicine, University hospital Virgen Macarena, Spain
  • University of Warsaw, Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics, Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Poland
  • AOK Bayern
  • AOK Niedersachsen
  • AOK Plus
  • Universitätsklinikum Halle (Saale)
  • Klinikum Braunschweig



Belik V, Karch A, Hövel P, Mikolajczyk R (2017) Leveraging topological and temporal structure of hospital referral networks for epidemic control. Edited by N. Masuda, Petter Holme (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg) 

Belik V, Mikolajczyk R, Hövel P (2016) Control of epidemics on hospital networks. Edited by E. Schöll, S. H. L. Klapp, P. Hövel (Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg)