Our lab wants to understand how bacteria and host cells interact. We focus on the bacterial type III secretion system, an injection device for toxic effector proteins.
We are located at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, a world-leading institute covering all aspects of bacterial cell biology and offering outstanding facilities, located in the beautiful university town of Marburg in central Germany, close to Frankfurt.
Prospective PhD students are encouraged to contact me concerning joint applications for fellowships.
We are particularly interested in applicants with one or more of the following qualifications or interests:
- Image analysis
- Genetic screens and regulatory networks
- Work with Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Our lab also participates in the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) in Marburg. The annual application deadline for this prestigious microbiology graduate school is around January, and applicants are welcome to discuss possible projects.
Currently, we do have any open post-doc positions; however, we are always happy to support strong applicants for fellowships.
Our lab offers a number of exciting Bachelor and Master projects – interested students can contact me at any time.
In all cases, please send your informal enquiry or application, including a letter of motivation and a short CV, to firstname.lastname@example.org.