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Prof. Dr. Lotte Søgaard-Andersen
MPI für terrestrische Mikrobiologie
Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 10
D-35043 Marburg / Germany
Phone: +49 6421 178201
Fax: +49 6421 178209

Research group members
Group leader: Prof. Dr. Lotte Søgaard-Andersen

Lab-Manager: Susanne Kneip

Scientific staff members: Dr. Anke Treuner-Lange, Dr. Kristin Wuichet, Marc Bruckskotten

Postdoctoral Fellows: Dr. Anna McLoon, Dr. Tobias Petters, Dr. Nuria Gomez Santos, Dr. Magdalena Swiatek

PhD students: Sabrina Huneke, Beata Jakobczak, Monika Kozlevar, Dorota Skotnicka, Dominik Schumacher, Dobromir Szadkowski, Benedikt von der Heyde

Bachelor/Master students: Michael Häsler, Jan Schnitzmeier

Technical assistants: Andrea Harms, Jörg Kahnt, Steffi Lindow, Elisabeth Ried

IT: Dr. Manfred Irmler

Prof. Dr. Lotte Søgaard-Andersen

Curriculum Vitae

Lotte Søgaard-Andersen (born 1959)
M. Sc. thesis (Molecular biology), University of Odense, 1984
Medical Doctor, University of Odense, 1988
Visiting scientist, Institut Pasteur, Paris, 1990
PhD (Molecular biology), University of Odense, 1991
Post-doc, University of Odense, 1991
Assistant professor, University of Odense, 1992
Visiting scientist, Stanford University, 1994
Associate professor, University of Southern Denmark, 1996
Professor, University of Southern Denmark, 2002
Director and Head of the Department of Ecophysiology at the MPI in Marburg, since 2004
Professor for Microbiology at the Philipps-Universität Marburg, since 2008

Group leaders at the department

Dr. Chris van der Does

Research area: Bacterial adaptation and differentiation

The primary scientific goal of our research is to unravel the mechanisms that allow bacteria to adapt and differentiate in response to changes in the environment. Bacteria have evolved two fundamentally different strategies that allow them to cope with such changes on a short time-scale. One strategy centers on changes in gene expression ranging from changes in the expression of relatively few genes to changes in the expression of large numbers of genes culminating in cell differentiation. The second strategy centers on changes in the motility behavior of cells. Myxococcus xanthus serves as a wonderful model system to study these two adaptation strategies and how they are coordinated
More about "Bacterial development and differentiation"

Recent publications

Konovalova, A, Søgaard-Andersen, L. & Lee Kroos (2014) Regulated proteolysis in bacterial development. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. In press.

Keilberg, D. & Søgaard-Andersen, L. (2014) Regulation of bacterial cell polarity by small GTPases. Biochemistry. In press.

Friedrich, C., Bulyha, I. & Søgaard-Andersen, L. (2014) Outside-in assembly pathway of the type IV pili system in Myxococcus xanthus. J. Bacteriol. 196, 378-390.

Claessen, D., Rozen, D.E., Kuipers, O.P., Søgaard-Andersen, L. & van Wezel, G.P (2014) Bacterial solutions to multicellularity: A tale of biofilms, filaments and fruiting bodies. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 2, 115-124.

Siewering, K., Jain, S., Friedrich, C., Webber-Birungi, M.T., Semchonok, D.A., Binzen, I., Wagner, A., Huntley, S., Kahnt, J., Klingl, A., Boekema, E.J., Søgaard-Andersen, L. & van der Does, C. (2014) Peptidoglycan-binding protein TsaP functions in surface assembly of type IV pili. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 111, E953-E961.

Harms, A., Treuner-Lange, A., Schumacher, D. & Søgaard-Andersen, L. (2013) Tracking of chromosome and replisome dynamics in Myxococcus xanthus reveals a novel chromosome arrangement. PLoS Genetics. 9, e1003802.

Bulyha, I., Lindow, S., Lin, L., Bolte, K., Wuichet, K., Kahnt, J., van der Does, C., Thanbichler, M., & Søgaard-Andersen, L. (2013) Two small GTPases act in concert with the bactofilin cytoskeleton to regulate dynamic bacterial cell polarity. Dev. Cell. 25: 119-131.

Treuner-Lange, A., Aguiluz, K., van der Does, C., Gómez-Santos, N., Lenz, P., Harms, A., Schumacher, D., Hoppert, M., Kahnt, J., Muñoz-Dorado, J & Søgaard-Andersen, L. (2013). PomZ, a ParA-like protein, regulates Z-ring formation and cell division in Myxococcus xanthus. Mol. Microbiol. 87, 235-253.

Keilberg, D., Wuichet, K., Drescher, F. & Søgaard-Andersen, L. (2012). A response regulator interfaces between the Frz chemosensory system and the MglA/MglB GTPase/GAP module to regulate polarity in Myxococcus xanthus. PLoS Genetics. 9, e1002951.

Peruani, F., Starruß, J., Jakovljevic, V., Søgaard-Andersen, L., Bär, M. & Deutsch, A. (2012) Collective motion and nonequilibrium cluster formation in colonies of gliding bacteria. Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 098102.

Publications since 1996