Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine

Section Head Prof. Samuel Wagner, PhD

Samuel Wagner studied Human Biology at the Philipps-University Marburg and Biomedicine at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, where he obtained his Master in Medical Sciences in 2003. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry for his work on the biogenesis and overexpression of membrane proteins in Escherichia coli with Jan-Willem de Gier at the Center of Biomembrane Research at Stockholm University in 2008. As a spin-off of his graduate work, he co-founded the biotech start-up Xbrane Biosciences, now Xbrane Biopharma. He was awarded the Innovation Stipend of the City of Stockholm for his development of the Lemo System, a tunable expression system for difficult target proteins. Samuel Wagner started to work on the export machinery of bacterial type III secretion systems as an EMBO and HFSP postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Jorge Galán at Yale University. He joined the Faculty of Medicine at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen as an Assistant Professor of Infection Biology in early 2012 and was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Sofja Kovalevskaja Award in the same year. In 2014, Samuel Wagner was listed by the magazine Capital as one of the most influential junior scientists in Germany in the selection 4 x 40 under 40. Samuel Wagner became head of the Section of Cellular and Molecular Microbiology in 2015 and tenured professor in 2018. He is Director of Graduate Studies of the Interfaculty Graduate School of Microbiology and Infection Biology (IGIM) and vice-chair of the IMIT.

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-84238
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-5440

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6
72076 Tübingen

Samuel.Wagnerspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuel_Wagner

Twitter: @samuwag


Postdocs

Dr. Iwan Grin

Project:

Lab Manager, T3SS Inhibitors

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-85773
Iwan.Grinspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Dr. Susann Zilkenat

Project:

Microfluidics for protein secretion

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-85773
Susann.Zilkenatspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Dr. Sara Pais

Project:

Secretion of TMD effectors

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-85773
Sara.Paisspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de
 

Dr. Abdelhakim Boudrioua

Project:

T3SS Inhibitors

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-81514
Abdelhakim.Boudriouaspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de


Doctoral Students

Nicola Gericke

Project:

Glycopeptide antibiotics secretion

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-85773
Nicola.Gerickespam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Nidhi Singh

Project:

Assembly of the T3SS

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-81514
Nidhi.Singhspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Sibel Westerhausen

Project:

Development of a NanoLuc T3SS reporter assay

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-81514
Sibel.Westerhausenspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Silke Malmsheimer

Project:

Membrane protein secretion in Legionella

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-85773
Silke.Malmsheimerspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Claudia Torres

Projects:

Needle length control, Substrate specificity switching

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-85773
Claudia.Torres-Vargasspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Clara Schönwald

Project:

Secretion hierarchy in T3SS

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-81514
Clara.Schoenwaldspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Felix Weichel

Project:

Assembly of the export apparatus of T3SS

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-81514
Felix.Weichelspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de


Technicians

Andrea Eipper

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81514
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-5440
Andrea.Eipperspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Melanie Nowak

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81514
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-5440
Melanie.Nowakspam prevention@med.uni-tuebingen.de

 


Master Students

Paula Kircheis

Project:

Membrane protein secretion in Legionella

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-85773

Sophie Schminke

Project:

SPI-2 Secretion

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-81517

Marina Tuschen

Project:

Type III Secretion Regulation

Contact:

+49 (0)7071 29-81514
 


Alumni

Dr. Tobias Dietsche

Julia Monjarás Feria, PhD

Dr. Lea Krampen

Mehari Tesfazgi Mebrhatu, PhD