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



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