Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine

Department of Microbiology / Biotechnology

Head: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wohlleben


Welcome to the Department of Microbiology / Biotechnology

The Department is directed by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wohlleben (CV) and has its major research focus on the biology of actinomycetes and their ability to produce secondary metabolites.

The current research projects of the department are dealing with molecular genetics and biochemistry of antibiotic biosynthesis, regulation of the primary metabolism of producer strains and with unique biological features of these mycelial bacteria. For more details please visit the web appearance of our different research groups.

Many of the research projects are integrated into national and international research consortia such as the collaborative Research Centre 766 (Bacterial Cell Evelope), the Graduate College 1708 (Bacterial Survival Strategie), German Centre for Infection Research (DZIF) and various European programms (ERA-IB, ERA SysApp).

Teaching in the department includes lectures, seminars and practical courses in the biology bachelor and microbiology masters program.