April 2022
Four million euros funding for international project on urinary tract infections

Some bacteria do not grow or grow very slowly, often rendering antibiotics ineffective. An international team, including the University of Würzburg, aims to find a new way to combat these bacteria. The new project “CRITICAL” is coordinated by the Catholic University of Leuven and is funded with four million euros by the Belgian Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). A total of 200,000 euros will be invested in research at the IMIB which will be headed by Jörg Vogel. read more...

March 2022
Cynthia Sharma announced as winner of an ERC Consolidator Grant

Cynthia Sharma, head of the Chair of Molecular Infection Biology II and spokesperson for the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases, has been recognised with a Consolidator Grant. read more...

January 2022
State Minister Bernd Sibler visits Würzburg University

On January 12, the Bavarian State Minister of Science, Bernd Sibler received an overview of ongoing SARS-CoV-2 research in Würzburg. read more...

December 2021
The Free State Bavaria will provide more than three million euros to establish the new PhD program "Future Leaders in RNA-based Medicine"
Bavaria is funding the training of future leaders in RNA-based medicine as part of its Elite Network initiative. Over an initial period of four years, the Free State will provide more than three million euros to establish the new PhD program "Future Leaders in RNA-based Medicine" under the auspices of Julius Maximilian University (JMU) Würzburg. Cooperating partners are the University of Regensburg and, in Munich, the Technical University and Ludwig Maximilian University. The spokesperson is Jörg Vogel, Director of the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) at JMU and the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI).

December 2021
Jörg Vogel again a highly cited resaercher
Once again, IMIB Director Jörg Vogel has been recognized as a highly cited researcher in his field. This was the result of an evaluation by Clarivate Analytics, a company specializing in citation data.

October 2021
"Falling Walls" 2021: Cynthia Sharma
and Chase Beisel awarded in life sciences category
Cynthia Sharma (IMIB) and Chase Beisel (Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research, HIRI) are among the shortlist winners of this year's "Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year." Their joint research on CRISPR, the revolutionary gene scissors that are part of bacteria's natural immune system, has made a breakthrough in diagnostics through the development of a new diagnostic platform called LEOPARD. read more...

October 2021
Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Life Science by the Joachim Herz Foundation for Dr. Tina Lence
Congratulations to Dr. Tina Lence (Faber lab) for receiving an Add-on Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Life Science by the Joachim Herz Foundation.read more...

RNA controls the protective envelope of bacteria
Cynthia Sharma's team has revealed that the small RNA RepG of the gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori regulates expression of a gene involved in biosynthesis of bacterial surface structures and thereby also modulates antibiotic sensitivity. read more...

May 2021
JMU Award for Dr. Jens Hör
We congratulate Jens Hör from the lab of Jörg Vogel for receiving the 2021 joint PhD award of the Lower Franconian Memorial Year Foundation for Science and the University of Würzburg for his PhD thesis titled “Discovery of RNA/protein complexes by Grad-seqread more...

April 2021
Würzburg scientists develop a new diagnostic for SARS-CoV2 based on discoveries in pathogenic bacteria
Based on their discovery of non-canonical guide RNAs of the CRISPR/Cas system in the foodborne-pathogen Campylobacter, the labs of Cynthia Sharma (IMIB) and Chase Beisel (HIRI) have developed a novel multiplex diagnostic technology that makes tests for corona and other pathogens much more efficient.
Their study was published in the journal "Science" on Tuesday 27 April, 2021. read more...

March 2021
Was sind Organoide?
ZINF junior group leader Sina Bartfeld explained the fascinating new models at the global stem cell day on March 5, 2021. (lecture was given in German)

March 2021
New Review on cross species RNA seq for deciphering host-microbe interactions

IMIB’s Jörg Vogel and Alexander Westermann provide a comprehensive review on the past, present and future of RNA-sequencing in the context of infections. The review was recently published in Nature Reviews Genetics. read more...

February 2021
Orthogonal approaches are needed to identify the full targetome of a bacterial sRNA

The sRNA PinT helps Salmonella time its virulence expression along the infection cycle. This new study was led by the Würzburg laboratories of Jörg Vogel and Alexander Westermann. read more...

January 2021
Jörg Vogel, again honoured as "highly cited researcher"

Jörg Vogel, founding director of the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) and director of the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) at the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU), is one of the most frequently cited researchers in his field. This is the result of an analysis published by Clarivate Analytics, a company specializing in citation data. read more...

December 2020
New Salmonella proteins discovered

Only one small protein needs to be missing and salmonellae are no longer infectious. This was discovered in a study in which the pathogens were re-analysed using bioinformatics. The Würzburg laboratories of the Professors Jörg Vogel, Cynthia Sharma, Alexander Westermann, and Lars Barquist were involved in the study. read more...

November 2020
Prof. Jörg Vogel announced as new president of the European Academy of Microbiology

Prof. Jörg Vogel, Director of the IMIB and HIRI has been announced as the President of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) from 1 January 2021. Prof. Vogel will take over from Prof Philippe Sansonetti, the former President of the Academy since 2012. read more...

November 2020
Coinfection: More than the sum of its parts


Würzburg researchers and partners establish new technology to unravel genetic changes during infection with two different pathogens

Infections with two pathogens pose a serious threat in the clinics. Researchers from Würzburg and Jena have developed a technique that provides new insights into this process and can be used as an early warning system. The research results have now been published in the journal Cell Reports. read more...

October 2020
Small RNA as a Central Player in Infections

Helicobacter pylori uses several “virulence” factors that allow it to survive in the stomach and can lead to the development of disease. Professor Cynthia Sharma's research team report that multiple of these factors are centrally regulated by a small RNA molecule called NikS. read more...
(free access): https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1bvij3vVUPDfNx

October 2020
PhD award for Dr. Mona Alzheimer

Many congratulations to Dr. Mona Alzheimer (AG Sharma), who has been awarded the 2020 joint PhD award of the Lower Franconian Memorial Year Foundation for Science and the University of Würzburg for her PhD thesis on “Development of tissue-engineered three-dimensional infection models to study pathogenesis of Campylobacter jejuni”read more...

August 2020
Leap forward in the fight against antibiotic resistance

HIRI and IMIB researchers succeed in deep sequencing RNA of single bacteria. The study was published in the journal Nature Microbiology.

Bacteria show a wide range of capabilities in withstanding antibiotic treatment or attack by our immune system, which are great challenges in infection research. Now, a collaboration between scientists at the IMIB and the Würzburg-based Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) have developed a novel approach to reading the activity of hundreds of genes in an individual bacterium by sequencing its RNA read more...

July 2020
Location, location, location – even gut immune response is site-specific


Researchers at Würzburg University are using mini-organs to model the digestive tract in the laboratory. These so-called organoids provide insights into the inflammatory processes that play a role in diseases such Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. In collaboration with surgeon Armin Wiegering from the University Hospital of Würzburg, Dr. Bartfeld’s team generated organoids from stomach, small intestine and colon. They discovered an unexpectedly large molecular complexity, as revealed by RNA sequencing, which reflects the gene activity of the cells. read more...

February 2020
Fighting against multi-resistant bacteria

In their search for new therapeutic strategies, Würzburg research groups employ modern digital technologies. The Free State of Bavaria provides millions for this purpose.

Developing fundamentally new approaches against multi-resistant germs: This is the goal of the new Bavarian research network bayresq.net. The Free State of Bavaria is providing over ten million euros for this purpose. Research groups from the IMIB/ZINF are involved in two of the six funded projects. They will receive around 2.7 million euros over the next five years  read more

October 2019
Scientists resolve molecular architecture of a secretion systems involved in tuberculosis
Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology and the Spanish Cancer Research Centre show a 3D model of a nanomachine used by Mycobacterium tuberculosis to block the immune response during infection. read more

April 2019
Feldberg Prize awarded to Jörg Vogel News
Jörg Vogel has been awardewd the 2019 Feldberg prize. The Feldberg Foundation aims to promote scientific exchange between German and British researchers and is awarded annually to a scientist from each country based on their outstanding contribution to their respective research areas.

March 2019
Poster Prize for Austin Mottola  News
Congratulations to Austin Mottola (AG Morschhäuser), who won one of the five awarded poster prizes at the recent 71st Annual Conference of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), which took place from 25-27 February 2019 in Göttingen. (read more)

February 2019
Drug-induced mating competence enables Candida albicans cells to combine individually aquired resistance mechanisms  News
The pathogenic yeast Candida albicans can develop resistance to the widely used antifungal drug fluconazole by various mechanisms, with clinically relevant high resistance levels requiring a combination of these mechanisms. Joachim Morschhäuser’s group from IMIB now report in mBio that under selective pressure by the drug, those cells in a population that have acquired resistance mutations undergo genetic recombination events that further increase drug resistance and simultaneously make this normally asexual fungus mating-competent. Mating of resistant cells and subsequent reassortment of their combined chromosome sets generates progeny that is highly drug-resistant. (read more)

November 2018
ZINF and IMIB 25th Anniversary  News
The Research Centre for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) and the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) at the University of Würzburg celebrated their 25th Anniversary with a scientific symposium on November 14th, 2018, covering the past and future of infectious diseases research. The day also celebrated Dr. Tobias Ölschläger’s many contributions and achievements over the years upon his retirement. (read more)

October 2018
Genome organisation and structure controls antigenic variation  News
How parasites modulate their surface proteins to evade recognition and elimination by the immune system remains poorly understood. Research at the ZINF by the team of Nicolai Siegel and reported in Nature, provides molecular insight into the role of genome structure and organisation in controlling antigenic variation in the parasite Trypanosoma brucei. (read more)

May 2018
Jörg Vogel elected to the RNA Society Board of Directors
Jörg Vogel has been elected to become a member of the RNA Society Board of Directors for 2019-2020. As part of the Board’s responsibilities he will be involved in developing and contributing to the long range planning of the Society.

Cas9 also cleaves RNA 
The discovery and development of the CRISPR-Cas9 system into a molecular tool that cleaves chosen DNA sequences is dramatically changing our ability to modify genomes. IMIB researchers led by Cynthia Sharma together with the lab of Chase Beisel now report in Molecular Cell that Cas9 can also cleave RNA – adding a new dimension to this flexible system for manipulating cells. (read more)

October 2017
How a pathogenic fungus overcomes host defenses  News
The yeast Candida albicans can be an opportunistic pathogen and also develop resistance to antimycotic drugs. IMIB researchers Irene Hampe and Joachim Morschhäuser report in PLoS Pathogens that the fungus becomes resistant to both drug therapy and innate host defenses by a related mechanism to establish itself in the oral cavity.  (read more)

September 2017
Heinz P.R. Seeliger prize for Prof. Dr. Joachim Morschhäuser
IMIB professor Joachim Morschhäuser has been awarded the Heinz P.R. Seeliger prize for his research on the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans, especially for his pioneering work on antifungal drug resistance mechanisms.   (read more)

August 2017
Parasite gene expression - where to begin?
Parasites such as Trypanosoma brucei use highly unusual strategies to regulate gene expression and despite intensive research it remains an enigma how control the initiation of transcription. New research from Carolin Wedel and ZINF Young Investigator Nicolai Siegel published in The EMBO Journal reveals a link between genome sequence, packaging and organisation in ensuring efficient gene expression.  (read more)

July 2017
New IMIB Professor
Prof. Cynthia Sharma is the new Chair of Molecular Infection Biology II and member of the medical faculty at the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (read more)

June 2017
New RNA-centric Research Institute
The Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) in Würzburg, which will be led by IMIB Director Jörg Vogel, was officially established on 24th May 2017 (read more)

May 2017
Zonta Prize for ZINF Young Investigator Sina Bartfeld 
The ZINF Young Investigator Sina Bartfeld has been awarded the Zonta Prize of the Zonta Club Würzburg. This prize is awarded annually to a highly qualified female scientist of the University of Würzburg. (read more)

Mar 2017
DGHM and VAAM Poster Prize
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)

Feb 2017
IMIB scientists visit private donor Baldwin Knauf
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)

Dec 2017
Jörg Vogel arwarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

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

Sept 2016
ERC Starting Grant

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)

July 2016
Double Awards for Mona Alzheimer

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)

May 2016
Jörg Vogel is elected to the European Academy of Microbiology

 (read more)

May 2016
Campylobacter post-transcriptional regulatory networks and RNA localization

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)

May 2016
Poster Awards

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)

Apr 2016
Parasitology Awards

Heidrun Moll and Nicolai Siegel have been awarded the Rudolf Leuckart Medal and Karl Asmund Rudolphi Medal, respectively, of the German Society of Parasitology 
(read more)

Jan 2016
New approach to understand host-pathogen interaction

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)

Dec 2015
Volkswagen Foundation

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

Nov 2015
Humboldt Fellowship

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

Oct 2015
EMBO Young Investigator

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

Oct 2015
Editorial Board Appointment
Professor Heidrun Moll has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the new open access journal Parasite Epidemiology and Control. (read more)

Sept 2015
Poster prize winners
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)

Jul 2015
Best talk prize at the ISMB/ECCB
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.

Apr 2015
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].

Mar 2015
Infect-ERA funding for IMIB and ZINF Researchers
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].

Jan 2015
Evaluation of cellular circuits
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]

Dec 2014
Graduate School of Life Sciences Fellowships
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]

Nov 2014
Antibiotic Resistance Research
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]

Nov 2014
Robert Koch Postdoctoral Prize
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]

Oct 2014
EMBO Practical CourseNon-coding RNA in Infection
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]

Jul 2014
RNase Controls Malaria Parasite Antigen Expression
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]

Sept 2014
Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance

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]

Aug 2014
Poster Prize for Sarah Eisenbart

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]

Jul 2014
Jörg Vogel elected to German Academy of Sciences
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.
[read more]

Jun 2014
Funding Renewal for Collaborative Research Centre 34
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]

Mar 2014
Cynthia Sharma has been awarded a European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) grant.[read more]

Feb 2014
Helicobacter host adaptation 
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]

Oct 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]

Sept 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]

Sept 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]

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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. 

Jun 2013 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.

Apr 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]

Mar 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]

Mar 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]

Feb 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]

Jan 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.
(read  more)

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
(read  more)

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.
(read  more)

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.
(read  more)

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.
(read  more)

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). 
(read  more)

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).
(read  more)

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.
(read  more)

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.
(read  more)