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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.

Batschauer, Alfred
The Batschauer lab characterizes the biological functions and spectoscopic behavior of photoreceptors of the biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis.

 Dahlke, Stephan
The Dahlke lab is interested in the mathematical modeling of protein concentrations in cells

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.

Liesack, Werner
The Liesack lab elucidates the effects of low, moderate, and high salinity on the metabolic and transcriptional activity of paddy soil microbial communities.

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.

Maier, Uwe
The Maier lab is interested in the Cell Biology of diatoms. Especially intracellular protein targeting, biotechnology and cellular responses in respect to changing environmental conditions are in the focus of our work.