RNA Seminar & Microbiology Seminar
    Seminar room D15.01.002-004
    Josef Schneider Str. 2/ Building D15

    D15.01.002-004; Starting time : 4.30 !!!

    RNA Seminar - SFB1583

    D15.01.002-004; Starting time 5 pm

    25 April 2023
    University of California

    Ming Tan
    “Regulation of the Chlamydia developmental cycle”

    Christine Sütterlin
    "Arms race between Chlamydia and its host cell”


    Please also mark your diaries for the upcoming dates:

    9th May 2023
    Sivaramesh Wigneshweraraj (Imperial College London)

    23rd May 2023
    Finn Werner (University of London)

    6th June 2023
    Jens Puschhof (DKFZ Heidelberg)

    20th June 2023
    Katrin Karbstein (University of Florida)

    18th July 2023
    Georg Seelig (University of Washington)


    in the past:

    11 April 2023 |Tae Seok Moon | Washington University in St. Louis
    Systems and synthetic biology: constructing smart and programmable microbes to address global problems


    7 February 2023  Anton Enright | Universtity of Cambridge
    Analysis of microRNA expression using direct RNA nanopore sequencing

    31 January 2023 | Petr Chlanda | Uinversity of Heidelberg
    Title of the talk:
    Minimal structural components of the SARS-CoV-2 pore and assembling virions

    24 January 2023 | Sara Richter |Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padua
    Title of the talk:
    Presence and targeting of G-quadruplexes in viruses

    17 January 2023 |Troesl Scheel | Institute of Virology, University of Copenhagen
    Title of the talk:
    A novel RNA 5’ cap protects viral RNA from innate immune responses

    10 January 2023 | Andrzej Dziembowski | IIMCB (University of Warsaw)
    Title of the talk:
    Poly(A) tails of endogenous and therapeutic mRNAs in the context of innate and adaptive immune response”

    13 December 2022 | Dina Grohmann | University of Regensburg
    Title of the talk:
    The importance of molecular plasticity and rare states in RNA biology



    In the past:

    WS 2019/2020

    Feb 11 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Herbert Schiller
    | Helmholtz Center Munich
    Longitudinal single cell transcriptomics of lung regeneration and fibrogenesis

    Feb 4 - RNA Seminar
    David Corey
    | UT South Western Dallas
    Mechanisms and Applications of RNA interference

    Jan 28 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Ilan Rosenshine
    | Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Molecular trade between bacteria and eukaryotic host mediated by membranous nanotubes

    Jan 21 - RNA Seminar
    Ramesh Pillai
    | University of Geneva
    RNA modifications in gene expression control

    Jan 14 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Owen Fenton | Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
    (starts at 5 pm)

    Synthetic Chemistry Approaches Towards Non-Viral In Vivo mRNA Delivery

    Brice Felden | Université de Rennes
    starts ca. 5.45 pm
    sRNA-encoded peptides in bacterial pathogens : Inspiration for novel antibiotics effective against MDR bacteria with limited resistance

    Jan 07 - RNA Seminar
    Gunter Meister
    | Universität Regensburg
    Non-coding RNAs and RNA modifications as me mediators of post-transcriptional gene regulation

    Dec 17 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Ilsa Jacobsen
    | University Jena
    Pathogenesis of candidiasis : The impact of bacteria and fungal virulence factors

    Dec 10 - RNA Seminar
    Sam Sternberg
    | Columbia University, New York
    Transposon-encoded CRISPR–Cas systems direct RNA-guided DNA integration

    Dec 3 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Philippe Bouloc
    | I2BC, Paris
    Competition experiments reveal S. aureus regulatory RNAs that cope with antibiotic and iron stresses

    Nov 19 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Fabrizia Stavru | Institut Pasteur, Paris
    Mitochondrial and intracellular bacteria: how close can you get?

    Nov 26 - RNA Seminar
    Markus Landthaler | MDC, Berlin
    Posttranscriptional regulation in cellular space and time

    Nov 5 - no seminar

    Nov 12 - RNA Seminar
    Peter Fineran
    | Ortago University New Zealand
    CRISPR-Cas regulation and immune mechanisms

    Oct 29 - RNA Seminar
    Yang Li | Centre for Individualised Infection Medicine (CiiM) Hannover
    A big data approach for individualised infection medicine: translating genetic variation into immune function

    Oct 22 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Margherita Turco | Cambridge University
    Organoid systems to model the maternal-fetal interface of human pregnancy

    Oct 15
    1st lecture: Gisela Storz , NIH Bethesda
    Redundancy in regulatory RNA networks

    2nd lecture: Anna Marie Pyle , Yale University
    Targeting the unique features of fungal RNA metabolism for a new generation of nontoxic drugs

    SS 2019

    July 23 – RNA Seminar
    Mathias Munschauer
    | HIRI Würzburg
    Decoding the functions of long non-coding RNAs through their protein interactomes

    July 16 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Sven Hammerschmidt
    | University of Greifswald
    The infection dynamics of the pathobiont Streptococcus pneumoniae

    July 09 - RNA Seminar
    Daniel Wilson
    | University of Hamburg
    Antimicrobial peptides as novel ribosome-targeting antibiotics 

    July 02 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Richard Hayward
    | University of Cambridge
    Lessons in nuclear remodelling from Chlamydia trachomatis

    June 25 - RNA Seminar
    Carsten Rudolph
    | ETHRIS, Martinsried
    Protein replacement by transcript therapy


    May 28 - RNA Seminar

    Witold Filipowicz | Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Resarch,  Basel
    Fifty years in RNA business: Few personal stories plus some future challenges

    June 04 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Ana Rita Brochado
    | University of Würzburg
    Deciphering antimicrobial drug interactions using high-throughput approaches

    June 11 - RNA Seminar
    no seminar

    June 18 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Jennifer Rohn
    | University College London
    The secret life of invasive bacteria: modelling chronic urinary tract infection with a novel human organoid platform

    May 21 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Peter Redder | Centre of Integrative Biology, Toulouse
    Decay in Staphylococcus: Global scale and Molecular Detail

    May 14 - RNA Seminar
    Chris Hill | University of Cambridge
    Defining the "licence to cut" : structural and functional insights from deconstructing the eukaryotic mRNA 3' end processing machinery

    May 07 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Joseph Zackular
    | University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
    Pathogen-microbiota interactions during Clostridium difficile infection

    April 30 - RNA Seminar               
    Chris Ponting | University of Edinburgh
    Post transcriptional regulation of mitochondrial activity by noncoding RNAs

    WS 2018/2019

    Feb 5 - RNA Seminar
    Noam Stern-Ginossar | Weizmann Institute of Science, Jerusalem
    Post-transcriptional Control of Host Gene Expression During Viral infection

    Jan 29 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Robert Fagan | University of Sheffield
    Cracking a difficult crystal shell: dissecting S-layer structure and function

    Jan 22 starting at 4.30 pm
    RNA Seminar
    Peter Nielsen | University of Copenhagen
    A Future of Genetic Antibiotics – Antibacterial properties of antisense peptide nucleic acids (PNA)-peptide conjugates
    Thorsten Stafforst | University of Tübingen
    Engineering Tools for Site-specific RNA Manipulation

    Jan 15 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Man-Wah Tan | Genentech Inc. San Francisco
    Inspired by Nature: Engineering natural products and antibodies to treat infections

    Jan 8 - RNA Seminar
    Ciarán Condon | CNRS Paris
    Controlling RNA stability in Bacillus subtilis

    Dec 18 - RNA Seminar
    Susan Carpenter | University of California
    UC Santa Cruz How do long noncoding RNAs contribute to inflammation?

    Dec 11 - RNA Seminar (Speaker changed)
    Simone Backes | Virology of Wuerzburg
    The roles of small non-coding RNAs during virus infection

    Dec 4 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Peter Redder | Centre of Integrative Biology, Toulouse
    RNA Decay in Staphylococcus: Global scale and Molecular Detail

    Nov 20 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Gunnar Hansson
    | University of Gothenburg
    The MUC2 Mucin and the Inner Mucus Layer as an Innate Immune Mechanism that Inhibits Inflammation and Ulcerative Colitis - Similarities to Chronic Lung Diseases

    Nov 27 - RNA Seminar
    Blake Wiedenheft | Montana State University
    Evolutionary outcomes of CRISPR-anti-CRISPR conflict

    Nov 13 - RNA Seminar
    Demian Cazalla | University of Utah
    Lessons from viruses: a novel function for Sm-class RNAs

    Nov 6 - Microbiology Colloquium
    John D. MacMicking | Yale University, West Haven
    Cell-autonomous Immunity to Infection: The art of self-defense.

    Okt 16 - RNA Seminar
    Fabian Theis | Helmholtz Zentrum München
    Machine learning in single cell genomics

    Okt 23 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Harry Low | Imperial College London
    Architecture of a bacterial type II secretion system

    Okt 30 - RNA Seminar
    Renate König | Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, Langen
    New insights into innate sensing and restriction of HIV-1

    SS 2018

    July 10 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Jörg Overmann | DSMZ, Braunschweig   
    Elucidating novel functions in microbial dark matter

    June 26 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Bernhard Krismer | Tübingen University 
    Bacterial way of life in the human nose - a story about Staphylococcus aureus and its competitors

    June 12 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Caroline Genco | TUFTS University, Medford / Somerville            
    Distinct gonococcal gene signatures expressed during human mucosal infection in men & women

    June 5 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Gilad Bachrach | Hebrew University Hadassah, Jerusalem           
    From tooth to tumor, cancer acceleration by Fusobacterium nucleatum. Did you floss today?

    May 29 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Manuel Amieva | Stanford University    
    Should we be looking for the bacterial stem cell compartment? Lessons from Helicobacter pylori

    May 22 - RNA Seminar
    Lingling Chen | Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry & Cell Biology          
    The diversity of long noncoding RNAs, their generation and function

    May 8 - RNA Seminar
    Helge Grosshans | FMI for Biomedical Research, Basel   
    Cell fate control through post-transcriptional regulation and oscillatory gene expression

    WS 2017/2018

    April 24 - RNA Seminar
    Claus-Dieter Kuhn | Bayreuth University
    The role of piRNAs in planarian regeneration

    April 17 - Microbiology Colloquium
    Mathias Hornef | University Hospital Aachen     
    The neonatal window of opportunity: age-dependent factors of enteric host-microbial homeostasis

    April 10 - RNA Seminar
    Henrik Ørum | CiVi Biopharma
    RNA therapeutics - the long road to success

    06 Feb 18 - Rob Lavigne | KU Leuven
    Hijacking Pseudomonas: using phage to develop new antibacterial design strategies and biotechnological applications

    30 Jan 18 - Karl Forchhammer | University of Tübingen
    Prepared for awakening: the resuscitation program of a dormant cyanobacterium 

    23 Jan 18 - BirgittaHenriques-Normark | KarolinskaInstitute Stockholm
    Pneumococcal interactions with the host

    16 Jan 18 - Dominique Sanglard | University of Lausanne
    A journey through fungal cell functions by antifungal drug resistance mechanisms

    09 Jan 18 - Martin Simon | University of SaarlandSmall RNA pathways in Paramecium: Environmental RNAi by bacterial RNA and non-Mendelian inheritance of gene expression pattern

    19 Dec 17 - Rolf Müller | Helmholz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS)
    Basic microbiology, chemistry and synthetic biotechnology to identify and characterize antibiotics from microbes

    12 Dec 17 - Marek Basler | Biocenter Basel
    Structure, function and dynamics of Type VI secretion systems

    05 Dec 17 - Andrew Koh | University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Role of the Gut Microbiome in Modulating Host Immune Function in Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant Patients

    28 Nov 17 - Kenn Gerdes | University of Copenhagen
    Activation of the Bacterial Stringent Response

    21 Nov 17 - Dominic Grün | MPI Freiburg
    Revealing cell fate bias of multipotent hematopoietic progenitors with single-cell RNA-seq

    14 Nov 17 - Franziska Faber | Helmholz Centre for Infection Research
    Respiration of a microbial fermentation product drives Salmonella expansion during colitis                            

    07 Nov 17 - Eva Medina | HZI Braunschweig
    Deciphering the cross-talk between Staphylococcus aureus and the host during real infection

    24 Oct 17 - Rick Peek | University of Vanderbilt
    Enabling Relationships in H. pylori-induced Gastric Cancer

    SS 2017

    18 July 17 - Wolfgang Hammerschmidt | Helmholz Center Münich         
    The first days in the life of a human B cell infected with Epstein-Barr virus

    11 July 17 - David Rogers | University of Tennessee, Memphis
    Molecular mechanisms of azole antifungal resistance

    04  July 17 - Christopher Weidenmaier | University Hospital Tübingen
    Bacterial cell wall polymers-key players in colonization and infection and targets for novel anti-virulence strategies

    27 June 17 - Wenxia Song | University of Maryland, College Park            
    The mystery of Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection in the female reproductive tract

    21 June  17 - Philippe Sansonetti | Institut Pasteur, Paris            
    Bacterial pathogenesis in the microbiome era

    13 June 17 - Bon-Kyoung Koo | University of Cambridge
    Two types of stomach stem cells for the homeostatic turnover of gastric corpus glands

    06 June 17 - Luísa Figueiredo | Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Lisbon
    Circadian control of gene expression in trypanosoma parasites

    30 May  17 - Patrick Viollier | University of Geneva       
    From cell cycle to polarity control and back

    23 May 17 - Andrew Goodman | Yale School of Medicine, New Haven
    Microbiome offense and defense

    16 May 17 - Teresa Carlomagno | Leibniz University Hannover
    RNA-protein complexes in RNA metabolism: An integrative structural biology approach

    09 May  17 - Lucy Glover | Institut Pasteur, Paris
    Antigenic variation in African trypanosomes

    02 May 17 - Oliver Kurzai | University of Würzburg
    Innate immune responses in invasive fungal infections

    25 April 17 - Magnus Steigedal | NTNU, Trondheim
    Role of Type VII-secretion in mycobacterial iron uptake

    WS 2016/2017

    07 Feb 2017 - Georg Zeller | European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg
    A meta-analysis of colorectal cancer microbiome studies

    31 Jan 2017 - Bruce Geller | Oregon State University, Corvallis
    Gene-specific antibacterial oligomers

    24 Jan 2017 - Susanne Häußler | Helmholz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
    Treatment challenges of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections

    17 Jan 2017 - Peter Sebo | Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague
    The comeback of pertussis and the WHY and HOW of B. pertussis adenylate cyclase toxin

    10 Jan 2017 - Dörte Becher | University of Greifswald
    Microbial proteomics – new methods and applications

    13 Dec 2016 - Hans-Peter Beck | Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel
    Exported proteins and their importance for morbidity in Plasmodium falciparum malaria

    06 Dec 2015 - Liz Sockett | University of Nottingham
    Predatory processes for Gram negative bacterial invasion by Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus

    29 Nov 2016 - Malcolm Whiteway | Concordia University, Montreal  
    Transcriptional rewiring in the ascomycetes

    22 Nov 2016 - Sebastian Zeißig | University Hospital Dresden
    Microbial control of intestinal tumor development

    15 Nov 2016 - Jan Maarten van Dijl | University of Groningen
    Towards non-invasive real-time imaging of bacterial infections

    25 Oct 2016 - Alexander Johnson | University of California, San Francisco
    How transcription networks evolve and produce biological novelty

    08 Nov 2016 - Carmen Buchrieser | Institut Pasteur, Paris
    Legionella pneumophila: Organelle targeting during infection, an important host subversion strategy

    24 Oct 2016 - Scott Gray-Owen  | University of Toronto
    Sweet Heat: Tactical Immune Triggering Promotes Infection and Disease by the Pathogenic Neisseria

    18 Oct 2016 - Martin Turner | Babraham Institute, Cambridge
    Regulation of lymphocyte differentiation by RNA binding proteins

    SS 2016

    12 July 2016 - Barbara Bröker | University of Greifswald
    Adaptive immunity to Staphylococcus aureus – protective and pathogenic potential

    05 July 2016 - Marc Hübner | University Hospital Bonn
    Helminth infections and their impact on lifestyle diseases

    28 June 2016 - Jan Wehkamp | University Hospital Tübingen
    Intestinal antimicrobial host defence strategies as a target for future therapies of chronic inflammation

    07 June 2016 - Sébastien Pfeffer | Institut de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, Strasbourg
    Regulation of RNA silencing processes by viruses

    24 May 2016 - Jessica Brown | University of Utah, Salt Lake City
    Strategies to combat neuroinvasion by the opportunistic fungal pathogen Cryptococus neoformans

    17 May 2016 - Robert Arkowitz | Institute of Biology Valrose, Nice   
    Roles of phosphatidylinositol phosphates during fungal filamentous growth

    03 May 2016 - Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding | Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen
    A closer look at the adaptive immune response to Staphylococcus aureus

    26 April 2016 - Theresia Stradal | Helmholz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
    Signalling to actin dynamics during infection and pathogen defense

    12 April 2016 - Vanessa Sperandio | UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas
    Enterohemorrhagic E. coli sings: Pour some sugar on me!

    WS 2015/2016

    26 Jan 2016 - Dirk Bumann
    | University of Basel
    Heterogeneity of Salmonella virulence and control during infection

    19 Jan 2016 - Laurence Arbibe | Institut Necker Enfants Malades, Paris
    Targeting of chromatin readers: an epigenetic strategy used by the enteropathogen Shigella flexneri

    12 Jan 2016 - Olivia Steele-Mortimer | Rocky Mountain Laboratories, NIH
    Salmonella on the brain. A mouse model for Gram negative bacterial meningitis