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Research at the Microbiology Section focuses on bacterial regulation mechanisms e.g. in Campylobacter jejuni and Helicobacter pylori. It spans from host/pathogen interactions, analyses of regulatory signaling networks and expression analyses to molecular aspects of protein/DNA, protein/protein or protein/ligand interactions. Furthermore, the inducible control of gene expression in eukaryotes is investigated.

  • General host/pathogen interactions (S. Backert, N. Tegtmeyer, M. Böhm)
  • Structure and Function of the H. pylori cag type IV secretion system (S. Backert)
  • Serine proteases as novel virulence dominants in bacteria (S. Backert, M. Böhm)
  • Phosphorylation and signaling of bacterial effector proteins (N. Tegtmeyer)
  • Involvement of cortactin in pathogenicity associated processes (N. Tegtmeyer)
  • Novel Helicobacter species (S. Backert)