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Former faculty members

We thank our former members for their time in Gradschool and wish them all the best for their future projects.

Drescher, Knut
The Drescher lab investigates the triggers for biofilm dispersal of Vibrio cholerae, and the mechanisms that underlie the dispersal process.

Fritz, Georg
One focus of the Fritz lab is to reverse-engineer the regulatory network controlling resistance against cell envelope-targeting antimicrobial peptides in Bacillus subtilis. Using alternative (ECF) sigma factors involved in these responses, another focus of the lab is to design and construct highly orthogonal genetic circuits for synthetic biology applications.

Waldminghaus, Torsten
We study the molecular details of chromosome biology in the bacterial model organisms Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae using conventional as well as synthetic genomics approaches. V. cholerae, the causative agent of the cholera disease, is particularly interesting because it has two chromosomes unlike most other bacteria.

Link, Hannes
In our research, we focus on the stringent response centered on ppGpp signaling in E. coli and its function on adapting metabolism to environmental conditions. Therefore, we want to find stringent response mutants through evolutionary approaches or engineering, and determine the metabolic phenotype of this mutants in different static and dynamic conditions.