Alumni

Here follows the list of former members of the IMPRS-Mic in reverse order of thesis defence.

 

Year

 

  Name     PhD Thesis Day of Defense

2018

   

Sabine Rosskopf

   

Regulation of peptidoglycan biosynthesis in Hyphomonas neptunium

                 

06.11.2018

 

   

Leanid Laganenka

   

Role of chemotaxis in autoaggregation of Escherichia coli

                 

23.10.2018

 

   

Mariana Schuster

   

Establishment of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology for the study of effector families in the plant pathogen Ustilago maydis

                 

04.10.2018

 

   

Rehab Abdallah

   

Community transcriptomics reveals drainage effects on paddy soil microbiome across all three domains of life

                 

27.09.2018

 

   

Dobromir Szadkowski

   

Identification and characterization of RomX and RomY, two novel motility regulators in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

18.09.2018

 

   

Olga Lamprecht

   

Heterogeneity of gene expression in Escherichia coli

                 

29.08.2018

 

   

Bastian Vögeli

   

Control of reactive intermediates in enzymes and enzyme complexes

                 

10.08.2018

 

 

 

Joana Lopes

 

 

Chemotaxis of Escherichia coli to compounds present in human gut

   

 

       

 

 

20.06.2018

 

 

 

Max Mundt

 

 

Synthetic noise control in eukaryotic gene expression and signal transduction

   

 

       

 

 

08.06.2018

 

 

 

Michael Daume

 

 

L7Ae- & LSm-RNA interactomes of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius

   

 

       

 

 

03.05.2018

 

 

 

Wanyang Wang

 

 

The bacterial gut microbiota of wood- and humusfeeding termites: Diazotrophic populations and compartment-specific response of bacterial communities to environmental factors

   

 

       

 

 

20.02.2018

 

 

 

Yacine Refes

 

 

Biochemistry of the key spatial regulators MipZ and PopZ in Caulobacter crescentus

   

 

       

 

 

26.01.2018

 

 

 

Thomas Schwander

 

 

The design and realization of synthetic pathways for the fixation of carbon dioxide in vitro

   

 

       

 

 

23.01.2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

       

 

 

 

2017

 

 

Niclas Lampert

 

 

Gut microenvironment and bacterial community structure in the gut of wood- and litter-feeding cockroaches

                 

20.12.2017

 

 

 

Xiaowei Han

 

 

Structure-function analysis of Cmu1, the secreted chrismate mutase from Usilago maydis

                 

27.11.2017

 

 

 

Philipp Erchinger

 

 

Functional characterization of the Usilago maydis effector protein Ten1

                 

09.11.2017

 

 

 

Sabrina Huneke-Vogt

 

 

Cell differentiation specific inhibition of cell division guarantees the formation of diploid spores during development of Myxococcus xanthus

                 

02.11.2017

 

 

 

Liping Bai

 

 

Characterization of the Hcg proteins involved in [Fe]-hydrogenase cofactor biosynthesis

                 

07.09.2017

 

 

 

Nils Widderich

 

 

Phylogenetic, biochemical and structural assessment of key enzymes in ectoine and hydroxyectoine biosynthesis

                 

11.07.2017

 

 

 

Florian Roßmann

 

 

Spatial regulation of dual flagellar systems

                 

27.01.2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

       

 

 

 

2016

 

 

Esmeralda Reyes Fernández

 

 

Genomic Analysis of Secondary Metabolism in Ustilago maydis

   

 

       

 

 

 21.12.2016

 

 

 

Sina Krombach 

   

Functional characterization of the Ustilago maydis virulence gene scp2

                 

 20.12.2016

 

 

 

Wolfgang Strobel 

   

Last but not least - Late cell division proteins in Caulobacter crescentus

                 

 17.11.2016

 

 

 

Franziska Rabe 

   

Sensing and degradation of the plant defence hormone salicylic acid by the biotrophic fungus Ustilago maydis

                 

 29.09.2016

 

 

 

Emöke Cserti 

   

Control of morphogenesis in the budding Alphaproteobacterium Hyphomonas neptunium

                 

 26.09.2016

 

 

 

Alexandra Jung 

   

Chromosome arrangement and dynamics in the budding bacterium Hyphomonas neptunium

                 

 24.08.2016

 

 

 

Susanne Brenziger neé Held 

   

Dynamics in bacterial flagellar systems

                 

 14.06.2016

 

 

 

Alexandra Zielinska

   

Comprehensive analysis of peptidoglycan hydrolases in Caulobacter crescentus

                 

 29.04.2016

 

 

 

Sabrina Eisheuer

   

Characterization of the division apparatus in the budding bacterium Hyphomonas neptunium

                 

 28.04.2016

 

 

 

Dominik Schumacher

   

The PomXYZ cell division regulators self-organize on the nucleoid to position cell division at midcell in the rod-shaped bacterium Myxococcus xanthus

                 

 31.03.2016

 

 

 

Dorota J. Skotnicka

   

Regulation by cyclic di-GMP in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

 18.03.2016

 

 

 

 Stephanie Löbach 

   

Das DegS-DegU Zwei-Komponenten System und dessen Rolle bei der Regulation des osmotisch induzierbaren yqiHIK Operons aus Bacillus subtilis

                 

 04.03.2016

 

 

 

                         

 

2015

 

 

Gabriel Schweizer

   

Virulence in smut fungi: Insights from evolutionary comparative genomics

                 

14.12.2015

 

 

 

Zeng Hao

   

Genome Evolution of Endomicrobia: From Free-Living Bacteria to Intracellular Symbionts of Termite Gut Flagellates

                 

23.11.2015

 

 

 

Joytsna Sharma

   

Solute uptake into Babesia and Plasmodium-infected erythrocytes: same theme but different mechanisms

                 

29.10.2015

 

 

 

Srivatsa Dwarakanath

   

Characterization of a minimal Type I CRISPR-Cas system found in Shewanella putrefaciens CN-32

                 

07.09.2015

 

 

 

Judith Zöphel

   

Characterization of a type I-B CRISPR-Cas system of Clostridium thermocellum

                 

23.07.2015

 

 

 

Carsten Dietrich

   

Ecological and Evolutionary Drivers of Microbial Community Structure in Termite Guts

                 

30.06.2015

 

 

 

Michael Kock

   

Comparative structure/function analysis of adhesion-domains of pathogenic and non-pathogenic yeasts

                 

10.06.2015

 

 

 

Lucas Binnenkade

   

Molecular Control of Extracellular DNA Release and Degradation in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 Biofilms: The Role of Phages and Nucleases

                 

13.05.2015

 

 

 

Stephan Poppe

   

Host specialization in the fungal plant pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici

                 

17.02.2015

 

 

 

Lena Schilling

   

Identification and characterization of organ-specific Ustilago maydis effectors

                 

02.02.2015

 

 

 

Amey Redkar

   

Functional characterization of an organ specific effector see1 of Ustilago maydis

                 

22.01.2015

 

 

 

                           

2014

 

 

Tomasz Neiner

   

Decipering the subunit interaction in the crenarchaeal archaellum

                 

17.12.2014

     

Andreas A. H. Su

   

Small RNA-guided processes in the hyperthermophilic methanogen Methanopyrus kandleri

                 

12.12.2014

     

Klaas Schotanus

   

Epigenetics of the plant pathogen Zymoseptoria tritici

                 

10.12.2014

     

Kristina Lang

   

Diversity, ultrastructure, and comparative genomics of "Methanoplasmatales", the seventh order of methanogens

                 

09.12.2014

     

Nilanjan Pal Chowdhury

   

On the mechanism of electron-bifurcation by electron transferring flavoprotein and butryl-CoA dehydrogenase

                 

03.12.2014

     

Katja Siewering

   

One ring to rule them all: Identification and characterization of the type IV pili secretin associated protein TsaP and analysis of the type IV secretion system of Neisseria gonorrhoeae

                 

25.11.2014

     

Carl-Eric Wegner

   

Metatranscriptomic analyses of methanogenic plant polymer breakdown in paddy soil

                 

20.11.2014

     

Carlotta Debnar-Daumler

   

Aldehyd-oxidierende Enzyme im anaeroben Phenylalanin-Stoffwechsel von Aromatoleum aromaticum

                 

16.10.2014

     

Sandra Kathrin Przybilla

   

Genetische und biochemische Charakterisierung der Itaconsäure-Biosynthese in Ustilago maydis

                 

02.10.2014

     

Beata Jakóbczak

   

Identification and characterization of a novel cell-envelope subcomplex crucial for A-motility in M. xanthus

                 

30.09.2014

     

Binbin He

   

Study of a sociable molecule - Mapping the binding interfaces of the cell division regulator MipZ in Caulobacter crescentus

                 

18.06.2014

     

Yi Ding

   

Host-related nitrogen availability affects the lifestyle of Piriformospora indica

                 

07.04.2014

     

Huan Li

   

(R)-Indolelactyl-CoA dehydratase, the key enzyme of tryptophan reduction to indolepropionate in Clostridium sporogenes

                 

05.03.2014

     

André Müller

   

Funktionelle Charakterisierung des Ustilago maydis Effektorproteins Pit2

                 

28.01.2014

     

Carina Holkenbrink

   

The analysis of programmed cell death and sporulation in Myxococcus xanthusdevelopmental program

                 

21.01.2014

                                 

2013

   

Hagen Richter

   

Characterization of the CRISPR-Cas subtype I-B proteins Cas6b and Cas8b of Methanococcus maripaludis C5

                 

19.12.2013

     

Aram Mikaelyan

   

Microhabitat specificity of the hindgut microbiota in higher termites

                 

19.11.2013

     

Carmen Friedrich

   

Deciphering the assembly pathway of type IV pili in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

19.11.2013

     

Marleen van Wolferen

   

UV-inducible DNA exchange among Sulfolobales mediated by a dedicated type IV pili system

                 

18.10.2013

     

Britta Tillmann

   

Mechanismen der Erkennung der kleinen GTPasen Cdc42 und Rac1 durch Guanin-Nukleotid-Austausch-Faktoren in U. maydis

                 

27.09.2013

     

Alexander Hof

   

The role of programmed cell death in epidermal resistance of barley

                 

29.08.2013

     

Vidhi Bhardwaj

    Characterization of the role of MrpC in Myxococcus xanthus developmental cell fate determination                  

15.07.2013

     

Maria Zweig

    Role and visualization of the single-stranded and double-stranded DNA in the biofilm of Neisseria gonorrhoeae                  

19.06.2013

     

Dheeraj Kanaparthi

    Microbial redox cycling of iron in Lake Grosse Fuchskuhle                  

18.06.2013

     

Sebastian Baumann

   

Microtubule-dependent mRNA transport is coupled to endosomes and important for unipolar growth in Ustilago maydis

                 

10.06.2013

     

Sebastian Bubendorfer

   

Flagellen-vermittelte Motilität in Shewanella Mechanismen zur effektiven Fortbewegung in S. Putrefaciens CN-32 und S. Oneidensis MR-1

                 

21.05.2013

     

James Nonoh

   

Archaeal diversity and community structure in the compartmented gut of higher termites

                 

21.05.2013

     

Daniela Keilberg

   

Regulation of motility and polarity in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

13.05.2013

     

Sarah Schladebeck

   

Regulation der zellulären Differenzierung und Ploidie von Saccharomyces cerevisiae durch das RNA-Bindeprotein Whi3

                 

08.05.2013

     

Nina Neidig

   

Funktionelle Analyse des Ustilago maydis Effektor Proteins Tin3 im Gencluster 19A

                 

06.05.2013

     

Adrienne Zaprasis

   

Prolin als osmotische Schutzsubstanz und Nahrungsquelle - Hydrolyse prolinhaltiger Peptide und evolutionäre Anpassung des Argininabbau-Weges für die anabole Prolinbiosynthese

                 

04.04.2013

     

Andreas Reim

   

Methane oxidizing bacteria at the oxic-anoxic interface: taxon-specific activity and resilience

                 

19.03.2013

     

Daniel Knack

   

Funktion und Mechanismus der Ethylbenzol Dehydrogenase

                 

04.03.2013

     

Fredrick Lyatuu

   

Investigations into the mechanism of the coenzyme B12 dependent reaction catalyzed by glutamate mutase from Clostridium cochlearium

                 

08.02.2013

     

Liang Liang

   

The role of Stp1, a secreted effector, in the biotrophic interaction of Ustilago maydis and its host plant maize

                 

08.02.2013

     

Eva-Maria Heller

   

Biochemical characterization of the relaxase Tral, the coupling protein TraD and the hypothetical protein Yaf of the novel Type IV Secretion System from the human pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae

                 

05.02.2013

                                 

2012

   

Daniel Moog

   

Charakterisierung eines minimierten eukaryoten Cytoplasmas - das periplastidäre Kompartiment der Diatomee Phaeodactylum tricornutum

                 

21.12.2012

     

Kerstin Lassak

   

Functional characterization of the archaellum of the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius

                 

18.12.2012

     

Julia Reimann

   

Protein phosphorylation in the thermoacidophilic crenarchaea Sulfolobus spp

                 

12.12.2012

     

Andreas Schramm

   

Characterization of the Esp signalosome: Two hybrid histidine kinases utilize a novel signaling mechanism to regulate developmental progression in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

03.12.2012

     

Kathleen Fischer

   

Eine neue Facette im zellulären Anpassungsprozess von Bacillus subtilis an hohe Salinitäten: Die Analyse des osmotisch induzierten yqiHIK Operons

                 

30.11.2012

     

Judith Pump

   

Carbon translocation and methane emission in flooded rice microcosms with a manipulated root microbiome

                 

16.11.2012

     

Benjamin H. Meyer

   

Elucidation of the N-glycosylation pathway in the thermoacidophilic crenarchaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius

                 

17.08.2012

     

Yongkyu Kim

   

Metatranscriptome analysis of microbial communities in rice microcosms

                 

12.09.2012

     

Anja Paulick

   

Flagellar motor tuning: The hybrid motor in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1

                 

06.09.2012

     

Mattia Bosello

   

Structural characterization of the siderophore rhodochelin from Rhodococcus jostii RHA1 and elucidation of its biosynthetic machinery

                 

05.07.2012

     

Christian Herrberger

   

Functional Characterization of the secreted Ustilago maydis Effector Protein Pep1

                 

15.06.2012

     

Maik Veelders

   

Structure and function of flocculins from Saccharomyces cerevisiae and other fungal cell wall proteins

                 

30.05.2012

     

Michael Schick

   

Zur Struktur und Biosynthese des FeGP-Kofaktors der [Fe]-Hydrogenase

                 

27.04.2012

     

Karina van der Linde

   

Functional characterization of host genes in the Ustilago maydis - maize interaction

                 

11.05.2012

                                 

2011

   

Tim Köhler

   

Diversity and evolutionary patterns in the bacterial gut microbiota of termites and cockroaches

                 

20.12.2011

     

Sonja Frieser

   

Die dynamische Regulation der kleinen GTPase Rac1 während des polaren Wachstums von Ustilago maydis

                 

10.10.2011

     

Julia Gödeke

   

Molekulare Mechanismen während der Anheftung und Biofilmbildung in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 – Die Tücken des Besiedelns

                 

15.07.2011

     

Susan Schlimpert

   

About rings and crossbands – Characterization of proteins involved in cell division and compartmentalization in Culobacter crescentus

                 

13.07.2011

     

Marie Kim

   

Exploring the biosynthetic pathways of glutamate and benzoate in Syntrophus aciditrophicus

                 

07.07.2011

     

Hassan Ghareeb

   

Molecular Dissection of Maize-Sporisorium reilianum Interactions: Host Developmental Changes and Pathogen Effectors

                 

30.06.2011

     

Lei Wang

   

Functional characterization of a seven-WD40 repeat protein Rak1 in Ustilago maydis

                 

14.06.2011

     

Daniela Kiekebusch

   

Die P-loopATPase MipZ – Mechanismus der Bildung eines Proteingradienten in einer prokaryotischen Zelle

                 

01.06.2011

     

Janine Koepke

   

Die Rolle des RNA-bindenden Proteins Rrm4 während des polaren Wachstums von Ustilago maydis

                 

20.05.2011

     

Meike Ammon

   

Analyse der subzellulären Lokalisation des C-Signalvorläuferproteins p25 und die Identifikation der PopC-Spaltstelle in p25 in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

04.03.2011

     

Anna Konovalova

   

Regulation of secretion of the signalling protease PopC in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

24.02.2011

                                 

2010

   

Adrian Ho Kah Wye

   

Response and resilience of methanotrophs to disturbances

                 

14.12.2010

     

Jürgen Lassak

   

Evolution von Zwei-Komponenten-Systemen in Shewanella oneidensis MR-1

                 

10.12.2010

     

Roey Angel

   

Methane Turnover in Desert Soils

                 

02.12.2010

     

Ivana Djurdjevic

    Production of glutaconic acid in recombinant Escherichia coli                  

19.11.2010

     

Yuliya Khrunyk

   

The use of FLP-mediated recombination for the functional analysis of an effector gene family in the biotrophic smut fungus Ustilago maydis

                 

09.11.2010

     

Jin Zhang

   

On the enzymatic mechanism of 4-hydroxybutyryl-CoA dehydratase and 4-hydroxybutyrate CoA-transferase from Clostridium aminobutyricum

                 

17.06.2010

     

Kai Heimel

   

Regulationsmechanismen der biotrophen Entwicklung von Ustilago maydis

                 

11.06.2010

     

Iryna Bulyha

   

Regulation of type IV pili localization in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

21.05.2010

     

Alexander Zahiri

   

The Ustilago maydis forkhead transcription factor Fox 1 is involved in the regulation of genes required for the attenuation of plant defenses during pathogenic development

                 

30.04.2010

     

Sascha Krause

   

Ökologie methanotropher Bakterien: Räumliche Verteilung und Funktion methanotropher Bakterien in Feuchtgebieten

                 

29.04.2010

     

Kay Oliver Schink

   

Funktionelle Analyse von Rho-spezifischen Guanin-nukleotidaustauschfaktoren in Ustilago maydis (Functional characterisation of Rho-specific guanine nucleotide exchange factors in Ustilago maydis)

                 

04.03.2010

     

Claudia Lüke

   

Molecular ecology and biogeography of methanotrophic bacteria in wetland rice fields

                 

23.03.2010

                                 

2009

   

Bongsoo Lee

   

The role of negative regulators in coordination of the Myxococcus xanthus developmental program

                 

10.12.2009

     

Trang T. T. Chu

   

A genetic analysis to elucidate the function of the Plasmodium falciparum parasitophorous vacuole protein, PfPV1

                 

13.11.2009

     

Daniel Herlemann

   

Das Candidatus Phylum „Termite Group 1“ Diversität, Verbreitung, Metabolismus und Evolution einiger Vertreter eines unerforschten bakteriellen Phylums

                 

13.10.2009

     

Evelyn Vollmeister

   

Das AUACCC-bindende Protein Khd4 kontrolliert Morphogenese und Pathogenität in Ustilago maydis

                 

02.10.2009

     

Ramon Wahl 

    Biotrophic Development of Ustilago maydis and the Response of Its Host Plant Maize                   

23.09.2009

     

Katja Zuther 

   

Charakterisierung der Tryptophan-abhängigen Pigmentsynthese am Modellorganismus Ustilago maydis und Identifizierung von Wirtsspezifitätsfaktoren in den phytopathogenen Brandpilzen Ustilago maydis und Sporisorium reilianum

                 

10.07.2009

     

Anutthaman

Parthasarathy

    Substrates and mechanism of 2-hydroxyglutaryl-CoA-dehydratase from Clostridium symbiosum                   

05.06.2009

     

Kerstin Schipper

   

Charakterisierung eines Ustilago maydis Genclusters, das für drei neuartige sekretierte Effektoren kodiert

                 

04.06.2009

     

Kryssia Aguiluz

   

The ParA-like protein AgmE positively regulates cell division in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

02.06.2009

     

Frank-Dietrich Müller

   

Analysis of the spore formation process in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

31.03.2009

                                 

2008

   

Mahesh Desai

   

Bacterial symbionts of termite gut flagellates: cospeciation and nitrogen fixation in the gut of dry-wood termites

                 

22.12.2008

     

Elamparithi Jayamani

   

A unique way of energy conservation in glutamate fermenting clostridia

                 

19.12.2008

     

Mohamed Baani

   

Funktionelle Analyse des pmo2-Operons in Methylocystis sp. Stamm SC2

                 

17.12.2008

     

Sakthimala Jagadeesan

   

The Myxococcus xanthus Red two-component signal transduction system: a novel “four-component” signaling mechanism

                 

11.12.2008

     

Xingqi Shi

   

An analysis of two-component regulatory systems in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

04.12.2008

     

David Kamanda Ngugi

   

Transformation and Mineralization of Nitrogenous Soil Components in the Gut of Soil-Feeding Termites

                 

21.10.2008

     

Marina Höing

   

Strukturelle und funktionelle Untersuchungen an Substratbindeproteinen aus ABC-Transportern zur Aufnahme von kompatiblen Soluten

                 

18.06.2008

     

Minita Shrestha

   

Dynamics of Methane Oxidation and Composition of Methanotrophic Community in Planted rice Microcosms

                 

12.06.2008

     

Julian König

   

Die Identifikation von Ziel-Transkripten des RNA-bindenden Proteins Rrm4 aus Ustilago maydis

                 

21.05.2008

     

Chetsada Pothiratana

   

Functional Characterization of the Homeodomain Transcription Factor Hdp1 in Ustilago maydis

                 

03.03.2008

                                 

2007

   

Wakako Ikeda

   

Endomicrobia in Termite Guts: Symbionts within a Symbiont — Phylogeny, Cospeciation with Host Flagellates, and Preliminary Genome Analysis

                 

20.12.2007

     

Sebastian Weis

   

Identification and Characterization of two Serin/Threonin Protein Kinases Essential for Development in Myxococcus xanthus

                 

05.11.2007

     

Doris Greilinger

   

Die Charakterisierung von frühen Komponenten der Signaltransduktion in Ustilago maydis

                 

31.08.2007

     

Pravin Shrestha

   

Bacterial Community Changes in a Paddy Soil Oxygen Gradient, Assessed by Cultivation and mRNA Expression Profiling

                 

22.02.2007

     

Katharina Zarnack

   

The Impact of Posttranslational Activation of the Transcription Factor Prf1 on the Pheromone Response in Ustilago maydis

                 

02.02.2007

     

Martina Metje

   

Terminal Processes of Anaerobic Degradation in Peatlands of the Subarctic and the Southern Boreal

                 

30.01.2007

                                 

2006

   

Uta Fuchs

   

Endocytosis in Ustilago maydis

                 

01.09.2006