• HEK-293T cells infected with Chlamydia trachomatis expressing chlamydial deubiquitinase Cdu1-FLAG
Chair of Microbiology



In the focus of research at the Chair of Microbiology are pathogenicity mechanisms of different microorganisms such as Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Bordetella pertussis and Staphylococcus aureus.

Host-pathogen interactions, pathogen-induced host cell apoptosis, the interface of infection and cancer as well as systems biology of antibiotic action are of peticular interest.

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Chair of Microbiology participates in Inno4vac, a European new public-private partnership to innovate vaccine development

The Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 (IMI2) Joint Undertaking mobilised more than € 33 million to support Inno4vac, an innovative public-private partnership to accelerate vaccine R&D timelines. It will focus on the design and application of new and highly advanced predictive models to allow a faster development and manufacturing of novel vaccines. more

Collaborative research project Organo-Strat

Institutes of Würzburg are involved in the collaborative research project Organo-Strat  within the frame  of the bmbf-funded "Nationales Netzwerk der Universitätsmedizin" fighting the Corona pandemic. more


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Room: C201


Resting Chlamydia (left; bright circles), which are held without glutamine. After the addition of glutamine (right) the bacteria enter the division stages (darker circles).

Chlamydia: Greedy for Glutamine


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