Microbiology, Biotechnology and Immunology

Research Topics:

  • Molecular typing of bacterial pathogens. Monitoring potential epidemic outbreaks of bacterial pathogens using molecular diagnostic techniques e.g. Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis, PCR amplification of specific gene markers, … 
  • Microbial Biofilms Control of biofilm formation by fungal and bacterial pathogens
  • Photothermal therapy using metallic nanoparticles against multidrug-resistant bacteria
  • Antimicrobial peptides
  • Screening for novel antiviral peptides using Phage Display and functional SELEX techniques; a collaboration project at the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, University of Ulm
  • Bacteriophage as therapeutic agents against bacterial infections and biofilms
  • Antitumor bacteria
  • Modulation of-cell surface receptor expression (the NK cell model)
  • Microbial Biotechnology, scaling up and optimization of the production of biotechnological products