Prof. Dr. Hannes Link
is Professor for Bacterial Metabolomics at the University of Tübingen from October 2020. He studied Chemical-Engineering at the Technical University Munich from 2000-2005 and received his PhD from the Department of Biochemical Engineering of the TU Munich in 2009. After 5 years as a postdoc with Prof. Uwe Sauer at the ETH Zurich, he headed an Emmy Noether research group at the MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg from 2015-2020. His research group investigates metabolic networks and interactions between metabolites and regulators of gene expression. The aim of his research is to engineer bacterial metabolism for biotechnological and medical applications. This work includes the development of metabolomics methods to quantify metabolites and metabolic fluxes.
Prof. Dr. Lisa Maier
has been appointed to the professorship ‘Microbiome-Host Interactions’ at the Faculty of Medicine in April 2022. She completed her studies in biochemistry at the University of Tübingen (2004-2009) and her PhD in the laboratory of Wolf-Dietrich Hardt at ETH Zurich (2014). As part of the interdisciplinary postdoctoral program at EMBL in Heidelberg, she worked in the groups of Nassos Typas and Kiran Patil (2015-2018). In 2019, she returned to Tübingen as CMFI and Emmy Noether junior research group leader. Her lab uses automated high-throughput and multi-readout approaches to systematically study the lifestyle of bacteria in the human microbiome. The resulting datasets are then used as a starting point for mechanistic studies to uncover the molecular details of how the microbiome interacts with its host.