Working groups

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AG Aepfelbacher

Members of Martin Aepfelbacher's research group mostly work in the field of Cellular Microbiology, which has developed at the interface of Cell Biology and Microbiology. We currently investigate structure and function of the Yersinia effector protein YopM and its binding partners. In other projects...

Cellular Microbiology

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AG Fischer
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AG Fischer

We study molecular mechanisms of viral persistence and transformation. Our group focuses on the human tumor virus Merkel Cell Polyomavirus and its role in tumorigenesis. In addition, we develop and apply high throughput sequencing (next generation sequencing) for the detection of known and novel viral pathogens in acute and chronic diseases.

Diagnostic and Molecular Virology

Podosomes in a human macrophage (F-actin in blue, vinculin in magenta)
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AG Linder
Image: Podosomes in a human macrophage (F-actin in blue, vinculin in magenta)

Our group is interested in the cytoskeleton of primary human cells, especially of monocytic and endothelial cells.
We study the dynamic regulation ...

Cellular Microbiology

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AG Rohde

We are interested in the pathogenesis of staphylococcal infections, mainly focussing on implant-associated infections. Infections occurring after ...

Biofilms

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AG Ruckdeschel

The interaction of microbial pathogens with host cells critically determines the genesis of infectious diseases.When faced with a bacterial ...

Immunomodulation by Yersinia

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AG Diagnostic Group

This research group characterizes the intracellular activities of several Yops of Yersinia enterocolitica and their impact on innate immunity. Furthermore, novel interaction partners ...

Molecular Diagnostics