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1999 Dr. rer. nat., Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
1997 Diplom Biochemistry, Humboldt University
1994 Undergraduate Biochemistry, Imperial College London, UK

Positions held


2017 - present Founding director, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research, Würzburg, Germany
2009 - present Director and Full Professor, Institute of Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg, Germany
2004 - 2010 Max Planck Research Group Leader, MPI for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
2002 - 2003 EMBO Fellow, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
2000 - 2001 Postdoc, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Research interests

My laboratory of RNA Biology is interested in the discovery and functional characterization of small RNAs
in pathogenic bacteria as well as of microRNAs and long noncoding RNAs in infected eukaryotic host
cells. We use global approaches including deep sequencing, to identify regulatory RNAs and their targets, and biochemical and genetic analyses to decipher new molecular mechanisms and physiological consequences of RNA-based regulation.

Awards & Honours

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Award, DFG (2017), Visiting Professor, Imperial College London, UK (2016-2019), Elected to European Academy of Microbiology (2015), German National Academy of Sciences (2013), American Academy of Microbiology (2013), EMBO Member (2011), DGHM Senior Scientist Award (2011), VAAM Research Award (2010)

Editorial boards

Molecular Cell, EMBO Journal, Nucleic Acids Research, RNA Biology, Molecular Microbiology, mBio

Five selected recent publications

Westermann AJ, Förstner KU, Amman F, Barquist L, Chao Y, Schulte LN, Müller L, Reinhardt R,
Stadler PF,
Vogel J (2016)

Dual RNA-seq unveils noncoding RNA functions in host-pathogen interactions

Nature 529:496-501

Smirnov A, Förstner KU, Holmqvist E, Otto A, Günster R, Becher D, Reinhardt R, Vogel J (2016)

Grad-seq guides the discovery of ProQ as a major small RNA binding protein

PNAS in press

Papenfort K, Sun Y, Miyakoshi M, Vanderpool CK, Vogel J (2013)

Small RNA-mediated activation of sugar phosphatase mRNA regulates glucose homeostasis

Cell 153:426–437

Deltcheva E, Chylinski K, Sharma CM, Gonzales K, Chao Y, Pirzada ZA, Eckert MR, Vogel J, Charpentier E (2011)

CRISPR RNA maturation by trans-encoded small RNA and host factor RNase III

Nature 471(7340):602-7

Sharma CM, Hoffmann S, Darfeuille F, Reignier J, Findeiß S, Sittka A, Chabas S, Reiche K, Hackermüller J,

Reinhardt R, Stadler PF, Vogel J (2010)

The primary transcriptome of the major human pathogen Helicobacter pylori

Nature 464(7285)250-255