DGHM and VAAM Poster Prize News
Congratulations to Bernardo Ramírez-Zavala (AG Morschhäuser), who won one of the ten awarded poster prizes at the recent 5th Joint Conference of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) & Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM), which took place from 5-8 March 2017 in Würzburg. (read more)

IMIB scientists visit private donor Baldwin Knauf News
Jörg Vogel and ZINF Young Investigator Sina Bartfeld have visited Baldwin Knauf at the gypsum factory "Knauf Werke" in Iphofen. Baldwin Knauf generously supports research at the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology of the University Würzburg through donations. (read more)

Jörg Vogel arwarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize News
Jörg Vogel has been awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the most prestigious research award in Germany.  (read more)

ERC Starting Grant News
ZINF Young Investigator Nicolai Siegel has been awarded a highly prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for 1.5 million Euros over 5 years to study how genome organisation influences antigenic variation in parasites  (read more)

Double Awards for Mona Alzheimer News
Mona Alzheimer, a PhD student in the Sharma group, has scooped two prizes at recent scientific meetings, the 12th International Workshop on Pathogenesis and Host Response in Helicobacter Infections and IZKF retreat  (read more)

Jörg Vogel is elected to the European Academy of Microbiology News
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Campylobacter post-transcriptional regulatory networks and RNA localization News
New research published in Nature Communications from the ZINF group of Cynthia Sharma and the group of Markus Sauer from the Biocenter describes the role of the post-transcriptional regulatory CsrA-FliW network in flagellar regulation of the human pathogen Campylobacter jejuni – a major cause of bacterial gastroenteritis.  (read more)

Poster Awards News
Two PhD students from AG Morschhäuser, Irene Hampe and Christina Popp, received awards at the recent 13th ASM Conference on Candida and candidiasis, in Seattle, USA.  (read more)

Parasitology Awards News
Heidrun Moll and Nicolai Siegel have been awarded the Rudolf Leuckart Medal and Karl Asmund Rudolphi Medal, respectively, of the German Society of Parasitology 
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New approach to understand host-pathogen interaction News
New research published in Nature from the IMIB group of Jörg Vogel describes a new method, dual RNA-seq, which provides insight into how pathogens change their gene expression patterns upon invading a eukaryotic cell and how the host cell responds to the infection. (read more)

Volkswagen Foundation News
Christian Perez has received funding from the Volkswagen Foundation’s Experiment! program. (read more)

Humboldt Fellowship News
Raúl Cosentino (AG Siegel) has been awarded a Georg Forster Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (read more)

EMBO Young Investigator News
Ana Eulalio (BioSysNet Young Investigator) has been selected as an EMBO Young Investigator (read more)

Editorial Board Appointment News
Professor Heidrun Moll has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the new open access journal Parasite Epidemiology and Control. (read more)

Poster prize winners News
Congratulations to Lena Böhm (AG Perez) and Irene Hampe (AG Morschhäuser), who both won poster prizes at the recent joint 49th Scientific Conference of the German Speaking Mycological Society and 1st International Symposium of the CRC/Transregio FungiNet. (read more)

Best talk prize at the ISMB/ECCB News
Malvika Sharan (AG Eulalio and Vogel) has been awarded the best talk prize in the Automated Function Prediction Proceedings at the joint annual international conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology (ISMB) and the European Conference on Computational Biology (ECCB), which took place in Dublin, Ireland. Malvika presented APRICOT, which is the tool that she has developed for identifying RNA-binding proteins and protein-RNA interactions.

Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz-Prize News
Cynthia Sharma from the Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) is one of ten researchers to be awarded the most important prize for young investigators in Germany. The prize is awarded annually by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as a distinction for outstanding achievement [read more].

Infect-ERA funding for IMIB and ZINF Researchers News
Cynthia Sharma, Ana Eulalio and Jörg Vogel have been awarded funding for projects as part of the Infect-ERA program to coordinate European funding for infectious diseases research [read more].

Evaluation of cellular circuits News
Christian Perez has received funding from the Bavaria California Technology Center (BaCaTeC) to facilitate his work with Prof. Polly Fordyce at Stanford University on the molecular mechanism involved in the evolution of gene regulatory circuits in Candida albicans [read more]

Graduate School of Life Sciences Fellowships News
Congratulations to IMIB PhD candidates Laura Müller and Sarah Eisenbart who have been awarded PhD fellowships from the University of Wurzburg’s Graduate School of Life Sciences. [read more]

Antibiotic Resistance Research News
Antibiotic resistant bacteria are a matter of increasing medical and public concern. The issue is highlighted in DIE ZEIT (20th Nov) and covers the link between industrialised animal husbandry and the occurrence of multidrug resistant human pathogens such as methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) – a topic of research at IMIB. [read more]

Robert Koch Postdoctoral Prize News
Kai Papenfort has been awarded the Robert Koch Postdoctoral Prize for his work on the role of small RNAs in Salmonella performed during his time at the IMIB [read more]

EMBO Practical CourseNon-coding RNA in Infection News
The first EMBO Practical Course Non-coding RNA in Infection was held at the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology during October. The course included lectures from many leading scientists in RNA Biology [read more]

RNase Controls Malaria Parasite Antigen Expression News
The molecular basis for how the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum evades the host immune system is not well understood. Work from ZINF Young Investigator Nicolai Siegel together with researchers at the Pasteur Institute published in Nature reveals an unanticipated role for an RNase in the process. [read more]

Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance News
Reporting in the journal Cell, the laboratory of ZINF Young Investigator Daniel Lopez has revealed a new route by which the bacterial pathogen Staphylococcus aureus can evolve vancomycin resistance in the absence of the antibiotic but involving interactions between different subpopulations of cells. [read more]

Poster Prize for Sarah Eisenbart News
Congratulations to master student (M.Sc. Biomedicine) Sara Eisenbart from AG Sharma  who was recently awarded at the "11th International Workshop on Pathogenesis and Host Response in Helicobacter Infections" in Helsingør, Denmark. [read more]

Jörg Vogel elected to German Academy of Sciences News
Jörg Vogel has been inaugurated into the German Academy of Sciences – Leopoldina. He received his certificate from the President of the Society Jörg Hacker during a ceremony in Halle.
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Funding Renewal for Collaborative Research Centre 34 News
The Collaborative Research Centre 34 - Pathophysiology of Staphylococci in the Post-Genome-Era has been successfully evaluated and approved for the final round of funding by the DFG. IMIB members direct four projects in the network. [read more]

ESCMID Grant News
Cynthia Sharma has been awarded a European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) grant.[read more]

Helicobacter host adaptation News
Understanding how bacterial pathogens adapt and take advantage of changing environmental conditions not only provides new insight into the cause and persistence of infectious diseases but also identifies new potential intervention strategies. New research published in the recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS 111(4):E501-10) from the ZINF young investigator group of Cynthia Sharma demonstrates how variable DNA sequences in the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori determine the outcome and fine-tuning of small RNA-mediated post-transcriptional gene expression control.  [read more]

25 October 2013 News
DGHM Förderpreis 2013
Congratulations to Cynthia Sharma who has recently received the Förderpreis 2013 of the DGHM foundation at the Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie. [read more]

26 September 2013 News
Poster Prize
Congratulations to Tobias Ölschläger and his lab for winning a Poster Prize at the recent Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie (DGHM) Conference [read more]

24 September 2013 News
Poster Prizes
Congratulations to Mona Alzheimer (AG Sharma) and Sandy Pernitzsch (AG Sharma) who both won poster prizes at the recent International Workshop on Campylobacter, Helicobacter and Related Organisms. [read more]

25 July 2013 News
Congratulations to Daniel Lopez who has been awarded a highly prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant for 1.5 million Euros over 5 years to study the role of cell signalling in bacterial pathogenesis.

10 July 2013 News
Wenner-Gren Fellowship
Congratulations to Erik Holmqvist (Vogel lab) who has been awarded a highly prestigious Wenner-Gren Fellowship by the Wenner-Gren Foundation in Sweden.

28 June 2013 News
20 years of ZINF
In 2013 the Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) and the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) will celebrate their 20th anniversaries. We will therefore organize a symposium to mark the anniversary that will be called: The New Infection Biology, 28 June 2013. During the symposium we will discuss the future prospects for Infection Research both in Würzburg and globally.

22 June 2013 News
Congratulations to Yanjie Chao (Vogel lab) who has received an award from the China Scholarship Council based in his outstanding performance during his PhD studies.

04.06.2013 News
The 3rd International Conference on “Regulating with RNA in Bacteria”
The conference will take place at the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) from June 4th to 8th 2013. 

04.062013 News
Lecture by Nobel Prize laureate Sidney Altman

The keynote lecture “The RNA-Protein World” will be given by Prof. Sidney Altman (Yale University, USA) on 4 June 2013 at 7pm at the IMIB, Josef-Schneider-Str.2, D15. Prof. Altman received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry together with Thomas R. Cech for their discovery of the catalytic properties of RNA.

12.04.2013 News
Non-coding RNAs Hit The Sweet Spot
New research published in Cell from the IMIB group of Jörg Vogel
provides new insight into how bacteria rapidly respond to sugar stress by using a novel RNA-based mechanism of gene activation to rapidly export toxic sugars [read more]

26.03.2013 News
FEBS Young Investigator Award
Congratulations to Ana Eulalio who has recieved the FEBS Young Investigator Award for her post-doctoral work on the role of miRNAs in cardiac regeneration. [read more]

12.03.2013 News
Fellow of American Academy of Microbology
Jörg Vogel has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. The Academy recognizes excellence, originality, and creativity in the microbiological sciences. [read more]

14.02.2013 News
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Congratulations to Masatoshi Miyakoshi (Vogel Lab) who has been awarded a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship from the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). The fellowships are awarded to young Japanese researchers to conduct research at foreign universities or research institutions for a period of two years. [read more]

18.01.2013 News
Fishing for compliment aids malaria parasite survival
New research published in Cell Host & Microbe by ZINF Young Investigator Gabriele Pradel provides new insight into how Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of malaria, hijacks a human protein to escape clearance by the innate immune system.  [read more] 

01.12.2012 News
Graduate School of Life Siences Fellowhips

Congratulations to IMIB PhD candidates Benjamin Mielich-Süß and Caroline Tawk who have been awarded PhD fellowships from the University of Wurzburg’s Graduate School of Life Sciences. [read more] 

31.10.2012 News
DFG supports Staphylococcus research at IMIB and ZINF
The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has funded two research projects in the Lopez and Ziebuhr labs that aim to provide new insight into Staphylococci infections. (read  more)

22.10.2012 News
Alex Westermann in double prize glory
The first week of October turned out to be particular productive for PhD student Alex Westermann (Vogel lab) as his poster won top prize at two consecutive meetings. (read  more)

10.09.2012 News
Gene Expression in Trypanosoma brucei
The University of Würzburg is hosting the European Meeting on Gene Expression in Trypanosoma brucei on Sept 14th-16th 2012.
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05.08.2012 News
Further Funding for GSLS
The Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Würzburg has been awarded further funding during the second phase of the German Excellence Initiative, which runs from 2012-2017
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21.06.2012 News
Stipend award for Alex Westermann

Alex Westermann (Vogel lab) has been awarded an Elite Advancement PhD. stipend from the Universität Bayern e.V.   The Universität Bayern e.V. is an organization representing the group of leading Bavarian Universities. (read  more)

08.06.2012 News
Funding for Cynthia Sharma by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Congratulations to Cynthia Sharma on being recognised by the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and admitted to their Förderkolleg for her work on Helicobacter pylori.
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11.05.2012 News
Long-term fellowship for Kai Papenfort
Kai Papenfort (Vogel lab) has been awarded a prestigious Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) long-term fellowship that will further support his career during his time in Princeton in the USA.
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21.06.2012 News
W2 professorship for Alex Boehm
Congratulations to Alex Böhm on accepting an offer of the W2 Professorship of Synthetic Microbiology at the LOEWE-Centre for Synthetic Microbiology at the University of Marburg, to where he will move his lab in July 2012. (read  more)

27.04.2012 News
W2 professorship for Sven Krappmann
Congratulations to Sven Krappmann on accepting an offer for the W2 Professorship of Clinical Microbiology and Immunonolgy at the University of Erlangen, Sven will move his lab to the University at the start of May 2012.
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19.04.2012 News
Scientific Coordinator at the IMIB

Dr. Stan Gorski has joined IMIB as a Scientific Coordinator from February 2012.  He is affiliated with the Vogel lab, the IMIB and the Research Centre for Infectious diseases, ZINF. (read  more)

19.03.2012 News
Junior Research Group Position (BioSysNet)
March 19, 2012: Anna Eulalio has been awarded and accepted a junior research group position based on funding from the Bavarian Molecular Biosystems Research Network (BioSysNet). 
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15.02.2012 News
New ZINF Young Investigator
February 15, 2012: Nicolai Siegel has arrived in Würzburg and started his new lab as a ZINF Young Investigator. The lab will focus on regulatory aspects of gene expression in African trypanosomes. (read  more)

23.12.2011 News
Postdoctoral Erwin Schrödinger fellowship
Congratulations to Dr. Gudrun Koch, who has been awarded a prestigious postdoctoral Erwin Schrödinger fellowship by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
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25.11.2011 News
Post-doctoral Prize
November 25, 2011: Congratulations to ZINF Investigator Cynthia Sharma who is one of three young scientists to be awarded with a Post-doctoral Prize by the Robert Koch Foundation in 2011, in recognition of their outstanding work.
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07.11.2011 News
EMBO membership
Jörg Vogel has been elected as an EMBO Member in the 2011 annual round of elections, as announced this week. He is among 43 renowned life scientists from fourteen countries across Europe whose excellence in research has been acknowledged by the Organization this year. (read  more)

30.10.2011 News
Mol Micro Meeting Würzburg April 25-27, 2012
We would like to invite you to the next 'Molecular Microbiology Meeting Würzburg, to be held at the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology in 2012.
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