Microbial pathogenesis is a field of microbiology that dates back to at least 1988, with the discovery of the triune Falkow's criteria, also known as molecular Koch's postulates. Because of Watson and Crick's "discovery of nucleic acids" as a source of genetic information and the basis for precise characterization of an organism, Fredricks and Relman proposed a seven-point list of "Molecular Guidelines for Establishing Microbial Disease Causation" in 1996. The ability to detect and manipulate these nucleic acid molecules in microorganisms has created a powerful means for identifying previously unknown microbial pathogens and studying the host-parasite relationship."
- Track 1-1 Bacterial Infectivity
- Track 2-2 Host Resistance
- Track 3-3 Genetic and Molecular Basis for Virulence
- Track 4-4 Host-mediated Pathogenesi
- Track 5-5 Intracellular Growth