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Projects in Berlin

A1  - Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Mikrobiology and Epizootics

Polymorphisms in the mutS-rpoS genomic region of extraintestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli (ExPEC) – filling the gap between molecular and functional epidemiology

Prof. Dr. Lothar H. Wieler (now at Robert Koch Institut Berlin)

A2 -  Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut of Mikrobiology

Genomic variability in the control of the signalling molecule cyclic-di-GMP and its role in pathogenicity and biofilm formation of commensal and pathogenic E. coli

Martin Lorkowski (PhD student) and Prof. Dr. Regine Hengge

A3 - Robert Koch Institute Berlin, Abteilung 1, Fachgebiet 16

Mycobacterium avium subsp. hominissuis infections: the importance of bacterial diversity

Andrea Sanchini (PhD Student) and Dr. Astrid Lewin (Forschungsprojekt: Mykobakterielle Infektionen: Virulenzmechanismen der Erreger und die Immunantwort des Wirtes)

A4 -  Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Insitute of Microbiology and Hygiene

RAGE-polymorphism in the pathogenesis of pulmonary infections with Streptococcus pneumoniae and Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Surabhi Goyal (PhD student) and Prof. Dr. Hortense Slevogt (now at Friedich Schiller Universität Jena, Septomics Research Centre)

A5 - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Insitute of Microbiology and Hygiene

SNPs of the Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) Signaling System and susceptibility to tuberculosis: Functional Epidemiologic Analysis

Shruthi Thada (PhD student) and Prof. Dr. Ralf R. Schumann

A6 - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pulmonary Medicine

Role of quantitative and qualitative variation in gene dosage of Defensin (hBD-1 to hBD-3) and the cathelicidin (VDR) in the susceptibility to pneumococcal pneumonia

Prof. Dr. Norbert Suttorp

B1 - Freie Universität Berlin, Institut of Immunology

Molecular determinants of suceptibility to filarial infections

Gopinath Venugopal (PhD student), Cristin Bock (PhD student), Dr. Svenja Steinfelder, Dr. Sebastian Rausch and Prof. Dr. Susanne Hartmann

B3 - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institut of Biochemistry

Lipid signaling in bacterial infection: Single nucleotide polymorphisms in eicosanoid synthesizing enzymes and their functional impact on pathogen-host interaction

Swathi Banthiya (PhD student) and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Kühn

Expression and functional characterization of naturally occurring mutations (SNPs) of Grsf1 (guanine-rich sequence-binding factor-1) isoforms and their role in infectious diseases

Sajad Sofi (PhD student) and  Dr. Christoph Ufer

B4 - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pulmonary Medicine

Peripheral blood monocyte miRNA expression in severe lung infections

Prof. Dr. Stefan Hippenstiel (now at Institute for Lung Research, Philipps-University Marburg)

B5 - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Infectious Diseases & Pulmonary Medicine

Impact of bacterial virulence factor variations and host molecule polymorphisms on activation of the host innate immune system in pneumococcal pneumonia

Juan Ruiz Moreno (PhD student), Prof. Dr. Bastian Opitz, Prof. Dr. Martin Witzenrath

B6  – Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Department of Molecular Biology

Role of host determinants and genetic polymorphisms in Helicobacter pylori infection and disease progression

Ludovico Sepe (PhD student), Prof. Dr. Thomas Meyer

B7 - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health

Innate monocyte responses towards Plasmodium falciparum infecting alpha-thalassaemic erythrocytes in protection against malaria

Prabhanjan Gai (PhD student) and Prof. Dr. Frank Mockenhaupt