• 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.

Follow this link to find out more about our research.

Open Positions

Postdoctoral Scientist (reference number: MiBio/05/10)

Postdoctoral Scientist (reference number: MiBio/06/10)

in Ana Brochado's lab:

PhD Student / Postdoctoral Researcher positions (f/m/d) High-throughput approaches and machine learning for exploring bacterial stress response, virulence, and antibiotic sensitivity (read more)

PhD position "Systems biology approach for elucidating bacterial revival after antibiotic treatment" (read more)


Contact us:
Phone: 0931 31-84400
E-mail: sekretariat.mikrobiologie@uni-wuerzburg.de
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


Ana Rita Brochado is included to the  Hector Fellow Academy. more (in German)


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

Latest Publications

  • Chumduri C, Turco MY. Organoids of the female reproductive tract. J Mol Med (Berl). 2021 Feb 13. doi: 10.1007/s00109-020-02028-0.
  • Chumduri C, Gurumurthy RK, Berger H, Dietrich O, Kumar N, Koster S, Brinkmann V, Hoffmann K, Drabkina M, Arampatzi P, Son D, Klemm U, Mollenkopf HJ, Herbst H, Mangler M, Vogel J, Saliba AE, Meyer TF. Opposing Wnt signals regulate cervical squamocolumnar homeostasis and emergence of metaplasia. Nat Cell Biol. 2021 Feb;23(2):184-197. doi: 10.1038/s41556-020-00619-0.C
  • Eisenreich W, Rudel T, Heesemann J, Goebel W. Persistence of Intracellular Bacterial Pathogens-With a Focus on the Metabolic Perspective. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2021 Jan 14;10:615450. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2020.615450.