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.

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-84238

Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-5440

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-mail: samuel.wagner[at]med.uni-tuebingen.de

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

Twitter: @samuwag

 

Postdocs

 

Dr. Iwan Grin

Project:

TSS3 Inhibitors

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-85773

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-mail: iwan.grin[at]med.uni-tuebingen.de

 

PhD Students

 

Silke Malmsheimer

Project:

Membrane protein secretion in Legionella

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81514

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-mail: silke.malmsheimer[at]med.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Nidhi Singh

Project:

Assembly

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81514

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-mail: nidhi.singh[at]med.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Claudia Torres-Vargas

Projects:

Needle length control, Substrate specificity switching

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-85773

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-mail: Claudia.Torres-Vargas[at]med.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Sibel Westerhausen

Project:

Tool development

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81514

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-mail: sibel.westerhausen[at]med.uni-tuebingen.de

 

MD Students

 

Mirjam Forberger

Projekt:

Assembly of the export apparatus of T3SS.

Kontakt:

Telefon: +49 (0)7071 29-81514

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-Mail: mirjam.forberger[at]student.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Technicians

 

Andrea Eipper

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81514

Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-5440

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-mail: andrea.eipper[at]med.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Melanie Novak

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81517

Fax: +49 (0)7071 29-5440

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

E-mail: melanie.novak[at]med.uni-tuebingen.de

 

Master Students

 

Andreas Zeitler

Contact:

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-81514

Elfriede-Aulhorn-Str. 6

72076 Tübingen

 

Former Group Members

 

Tobias Dietsche

 

Julia Monjarás Feria, PhD

 

Dr. Lea Krampen

 

Mehari Tesfazgi Mebrhatu, PhD

 

Dr. Susann Zilkenat