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24th August 2022 Tobias (first author), Sandra and Dörte published a paper titled "Effect of iron-limitation, elevated temperature and florfenicol on the proteome and the vesiculation of the fish pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida" in MPDI.
22nd-26th August 2022 Anke participated in the BMBF-MICITT-Cd-biomics workshop in Braunschweig.
18th July -17th August 2022 Borja visited Richter Helm Biologics in Hamburg to do a secondment.
12th July 2022 Anke and Dörte (co-authors) published an article titled " Metaproteome plasticity sheds light on the ecology of the rumen microbiome and its connection to host traits" in The ISME Journal.
03rd-07th July 2022 Borja participated in the ITN Secreters meeting in Dubrovnik.
14th-17th June 2022 Borja participated in the 21st International Conference on Bacilli and Gram-Positive Bacteria in Prague. He presented a poster with the title „Absolute protein quantification of the secretome in industrially relevant microbes”, with which he won one of the two poster prices. Congratulations!!
03th-07th April 2022 Vaikhari, Anne, Philip and Anke participated in the Proteomic Forum of the EuPA in Leipzig. Vaikhari presented a poster with the title „Twenty Thousand Leagues in the North Sea: a proteomic perspective into recurring bacteria during algal blooms”. Anne presented a poster with the title „Metaproteomic investigation of marine sediment to evaluate the metabolic potential for hydrocarbon degradation”. Philip presented a poster with the title „First insights into the proteome of hemicellulose degrading Prevotella ruminicola ATCC 19189”.
24th February 2022 Thomas (first author), Sandra and Dörte published a paper titled "Streptococcus pneumoniae and Influenza A Virus Co-Infection Induces Altered Polyubiquitination in A549 Cells" in Frontiers Cell. Infect. Microbiol..
22nd February 2022 Tobias (first author), Sandra and Dörte published a paper titled "Proteome analysis of the Gram-positive fish pathogen Renibacterium salmoninarum reveals putative role of membrane vesicles in virulence" in Scientific Reports.
04th February 2022 Sandra gave an Online Proteomics Workshop for Ph.D. students of the SPP2002 (project website) together with Andreas Tholey (Universität Kiel) and Julian Langer (Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysik, Frankfurt).
November 2021 Vaikhari visited the MPI for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and was a guest in the group of Bernhard Fuchs for three weeks where she learned a lot about FACS. After that Grace Ho from Bernhard's group was our guest for two weeks to learn about sample preparation for proteomics.
30th September 2021 Thomas (first autor), Sandra and Dörte published the article "The global proteome and ubiquitinome of bacterial and viral co-infected bronchial epithelial cells" in Journal of Proteomics.
27th-29th September 2021 Anne and Philip participated in the 4. Internationalen Metaproteomics Symposion in Luxembourg. Anne presented a poster with title „Metaproteomic investigation of marine sediment to evaluate the metabolic potential for hydrocarbon degradation“.
14th September 2021 Sandra participated in the digital DGHM conference with her talk titled "Proteomic adaptation of Clostridioides difficile to treatment with the antimicrobial peptide nisin".
14th July 2021 Pierre successfully defended his PhD thesis titled "Proteomic adaptation of bacterial pathogens to antimicrobial peptides". We wish him all the best for the future.
16th June 2021 Sandra participated in the Subtillery conference with her talk titled "Global Absolute Quantification of Membrane Proteins in Bacillus subtilis".
15th June 2021 Dörte, Anne and Philip attended the Metaproteomics Initiative online symposium.
13th April 2021 Johanna successfully defended her master thesis titled "Analysis of potential synergenic effects on proteome level within a minimalistic cow gut consortium". We wish her all the best for the future.
11th February 2021 Sandra (first author), Jürgen and Pierre published the article "Proteomic Adaptation of Clostridioides difficile to Treatment with the Antimicrobial Peptide Nisin" in Cells.
12th-14th January 2021 Dörte, Sandra and Jürgen attended the virtual conference for small procaryotic proteins titled Small Proteins-Big Questions.
27th November 2020 Claudia successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Proteomic investigation of Serine-/Threonine-Phosphorylations in Streptococcus Pneumoniae". We wish her all the best for the future.
16th-20th November 2020 This year's IUMS Congress, at which Dörte was part of the international advisory committee, took place in Daejeon, Korea. Participation was made possible through digital broadcasts.
09th-11th November 2020 The secreters project was successfully evaluated by an EU official.
03rd November 2020 At the invitation of Sander Smits, Sandra gave a lecture titled "Proteomic adaptation of Clostridioides difficile to treatment with antimicrobial peptide nisin" at Graduiertenkolleg Düsseldorf.
14th October 2020 Anne successfully defended her master thesis titled "Comparison of the proteomic response of Streptococcus Pneumoniae to the antimicrobial peptides LL-37 and human beta defensin-3". We are happy to welcome as a PhD Student in our group.
25th September 2020 Daniel successfully defended his master thesis titled "Comparison of methods for the proteome based investigation of Renibacterium salmoninarum". We wish him all the best for the future.
29th May 2020 The three-month long sampling of the algal bloom on Helgoland, which takes place within the DFG-funded POMPU project, was successfully completed. We would like to thank all cooperation partners for a great sampling campaign. You can find more information about this project here .
16th April 2020 Maria successfully defended her master thesis titled "Investigation of serum resistance of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli at the proteome level". We wish her all the best for the future.
14th March 2020 Pierre (first author), Sandra and Dörte (co-authors) published a paper titled "Proteomic Adaptation of Streptococcus pneumoniae to the Human Antimicrobial Peptide LL-37" in the journal Microorganisms.
24th February-20th March 2020 As part of her internship, Johanna visited the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. There she worked at the Faculty of Natural Science in the field of microbial ecology.
24th-28th February 2020 Sandra and Claudia visited San Jose, Costa Rica to participate in the BMBF-MICITT-Cd-biOmics workshop.
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19th December 2019 Minia successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Absolute and relative membrane protein quantification – a mass spectrometry-based approach". We wish her all the best for the future.
06th December 2019 Approval from the DFG of a 2nd funding phase for the project FOR 2406: POMPU. In cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, the project concentrates on proteogenomics of marine polysaccharide utilization. The next funding phase amounts to 3 more years. For more information click here.
30th October 2019 Sabryna successfully defended her PhD thesis titled "Proteine Arginine Phosphorylation in Staphylococcus aureus COL". We wish her all the best for the future.
13th-17th September 2019 Thomas visited the EMBO Workshop "The Ubiquitin System: Biology, Mechanisms and Roles in Disease" in Cavtat. There he presented his poster titled "Proteomic analysis of E3 ligase expression and ubiquitination in epithelial cells infected with human respiratory pathogens".
03rd September 2019 Minia published a paper titled „Ariadne’s Thread in the Analytical Labyrinth of Membrane Proteins – Integration of Targeted and Shotgun Proteomics for Global Absolute Quantification of Membrane Proteins“in the journalAnalytical Chemistry.
01st-06th September 2019 Christine visited the "Symposium of Aquatic Microbial Ecology 16" in Potsdam and presented her poster titled "Cell enrichment from complex samples with fluorescent activated cell sorting (FACS) and proteome analysis".
August 2019 Anke and Dörte (co-authors) published the article “A marine bacterial enzymatic cascade degrades the algal polysaccharide ulvan.” in the journal Nature Chemical Biology.
15th July 2019 Upon invitation by Dörte, Prof. Dr. Paul Wilmes from the University of Luxembourg gave a talk titled "Systems ecology of human-microbiome molecular interactions".
08th-12th July 2019 Tobias visited the "FEMS" in Glasgow and presented his poster "Unveiling the outer membrane vesicle proteome of the fish pathogen A. salmonicida".
24th-29th June 2019 This year too, the Institute of Microbiology welcomed 11 participants to the international Proteomics Summer School. During one week, both theoretical and practical knowledge of the most important proteomics techniques were provided. On this occasion many new contacts were established and thus we would like to thank you for a great and exciting week.
20th June 2019 Dr. Sander Smits from the Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf gave a talk titled "Lantibiotik resistance in human pathogenic bacteria" upon invitation of Dörte.
12th-14th June 2019 Claudia, Pierre and Thomas visited the Europneumo Meeting in Greifswald. There Claudia presented her talk "Proteomic investigation of the pneumococcal kinase and phosphatase couple StkP/PhpP". Pierre presented his poster "Proteomic adaptation of Streptococcus pneumoniae to the natural human antimicrobial peptide LL-37" and Thomas his poster "Ubiquitin signaling in bacterial infection".
12th-14th May 2019 Dörte and Sandra visited the "Recruitment Symposium for Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network Secreters" in Groningen.
02nd-04th May 2019 Pierre and Thomas visited the Grk Meeting in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. There Pierre presented his talk "Proteomic adaptation of Streptococcus pneumoniae to the human antimicrobial peptide LL-37" and Thomas his poster "Ubiquitin signaling in bacterial infection".
01st May 2019 Start of the new BMBF project "CD-biOmics" in cooperation with the University of Costa Rica and the DSMZ Braunschweig. The BMBF funding period is 2 years. The project serves as an exchange of expertise in the fields of genomics, quantitative proteomics and epidemilogy of Clostridioides difficile. For more information click here.
23th-26th April 2019 Minia visited the "Recombinant Protein Production 10" on Crete and presented her talk "Absolute quantification of genome reduced Bacillus subtilis under secretion stress: A mass spectrometry-based proteomics approach".
24th-27th March 2019 Anke and Tobias visited the "Proteomic Forum" in Postdam and presented their posters "A metabolic labelling strategy for protein quantification in Clostridioides difficile" (Anke) and "Unveiling the outer membrane vesicle proteome of the fish pathogen A. salmonicida" (Tobias). Both took the opportunity to take part in many of the additionally offered workshops.
07th February 2019 Anita Marchfelder, University of Ulm, visited us to speak about the "Small Proteome of Haloferax volcanii".
25th January 2019 Sandra, Kristina und Dörte (co-authors) published the article “Investigating Lactococcus lactis MG1363 response to phage p2 infection at the proteome level” in the journal of Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.
8th January 2019 This year anew, the Institute of Microbiology offers an international Proteomics Summer School. The event will take place from 24th to 29th June 2019 and will be coordinated by Prof. Dörte Becher and Prof. Katharina Riedel.
27th November 2018 Sandra (first author), Anke, Kristina und Dörte published the article “Proteomic Signatures of Clostridium difficile Stressed with Metronidazole, Vancomycin, or Fidaxomicin” in Cells.
30th October 2018 Dörte (co-author) published the article “Transcriptomic and Proteomic Insight into the Mechanism of Cyclooctasulfur- versus Thiosulfate-Oxidation by the Chemolithoautotroph Sulfurimonas denitrificans” in MBio.
25th October 2018 Sabryna (first author), Sandra, and Dörte (co-authors) published the work “Toward the Quantitative Characterization of Arginine Phosphorylations in Staphylococcus aureus” in the Journal of Proteome Research . Additionally Dörte published the article “Transcriptomic and Proteomic Insight into the Mechanism of Cyclooctasulfur- versus Thiosulfate-Oxidation by the Chemolithoautotroph Sulfurimonas denitrificans” as a co-author in Environmental Microbiology.
16th October 2018 Anke (first author), Sandra, Kristina and Dörte (co-authors) published an article entitled “A Metabolic Labeling Strategy for Relative Protein Quantification in Clostridioides difficile” in Frontiers in Microbiology .
27th September 2018 Dörte released the book “Microbial Proteomics: Methods and Protocols” which was published by Springer, New York.
24th September 2018 Dörte published the article “Alpha- and beta-mannan utilization by marine Bacteroidetes” as a co-author in the journal Environmental Microbiology.
15th/16th/21st August 2018 As a co-author, Dörte published the two articles “Polysaccharide utilization loci of North Sea Flavobacteriia as basis for using SusC/D-protein expression for predicting major phytoplankton glycans” and “Biphasic cellular adaptations and ecological implications of Alteromonas macleodii degrading a mixture of algal polysaccharides” in The ISME Journal , as well as “Metabolic Reprogramming of Clostridioides difficile During the Stationary Phase With the Induction of Toxin Production” in Frontiers in Microbiology.
2nd August 2018 Tobias (first author) and Dörte (co-author) published in Expert Review of Proteomics an editorial entitled “Proteomic analysis of bacterial (outer) membrane vesicles: progress and clinical potential”.
29th July‑4th August 2018 Anke, Claudia and Thomas visited the 12th European Summer School (Advanced Proteomics) in KlosterNeustift (Brixen/Bressanone, South Tirol), Italy. They presented their projects as posters entitled “A metabolic labelling strategy for protein quantification in Clostridioides difficile” (Anke), “Proteomic investigation of the pneumococcal kinase/phosphatase couple StkP/PhpP” (Claudia) and “Proteomic analysis of changes in E3 ligase expression in epithelial cells driven by Streptococcus pneumoniae infection” (Thomas).
30th July 2018 Dörte (co-author) published the article “Adaptive mechanisms that provide competitive advantages to marine bacteroidetes during microalgal blooms” in The ISME Journal.
8th‑13th July 2018 Anke and Pierre visited the 10thMaxQuant Summer School in Barcelona, Spain.
10th July 2018 Prof. Dr. Eliora Ron from the university of Tel Aviv gave a talk entitled “Antibiotic resistant septicemic E. coli” in frame of the lecture series Molekulare Grundlagen des Lebens upon invitation of Dörte.
3rd July 2018 Dörte and Thomas (co-authors) published the article “The Escherichia coli Type III Secretion System 2 Has a Global Effect on Cell Surface” in mBio (ASM).
3rd‑7th June 2018 Minia won a student stipend awarded by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry to attend the 66th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry in San Diego, USA. She presented a poster entitled “Absolute membrane quantification - a mass-spectrometry-based proteomics approach”.
23rd April 2018 After many years of dedication in the Institute for Microbiology and the Department of Microbial Proteomics, we say goodbye to Andreas and wish him all the best for the future!
16th‑20th April 2018 Sabryna was invited to the Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) in Berlin for a research stay. Additionally, she presented a talk about “Spectral library based approach to address arginine phosphorylation in Staphylococcus aureus”.
15th‑18th April 2018 Dörte, Claudia, Juliane, Kristina and Anke visited the Annual Conference of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) in Wolfsburg and presented their research. In this context, Juliane talked about “Proteomic response of Streptococcus pneumoniae to iron limitation”. Furthermore, ePosters and posters regarding the topics “Proteomic investigation of pneumococcal kinase and phosphatase couple StkP/PhpP” (Claudia, Poster), “Characterization of clinical isolates using the pan peptidome and SWATH‑MS” (Kristina, ePoster) and “A metabolic labelling strategy for protein quantification in Clostridium difficile” (Anke, ePoster) were presented.
3rd‑5th April 2018 Dörte and Sabryna were invited to the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna, Austria. Sabryna gave a talk with the topic “Between pot and crop – New adaptations of old methods pave the way towards deciphering the mystery of arginine phosphorylations”.
23rd‑24th March 2018 Official inauguration of the new “Center for Functional Genomics of Microbes” (CFGM; C_FunGene) and subsequent scientific symposium.
12th‑31st March 2018 As part of her project (POMPU, B2) Christine visited the Alfred-Wegener-Institut (AWI) on Helgoland on the occasion of the spring algae bloom 2018.
11th‑15th March 2018 Sabryna visited the European Mass Spectrometry Conference (EMSC) 2018 and talked about “Protein arginine phosphorylation in Staphylococcus aureus”. Additionally, she presented a poster regarding “Spectral library based approach to protein arginine phosphorylation in S. aureus”.
13th February 2018 Juliane (first author), Jürgen, Claudia, Thomas, Sandra and Dörte (co-authors) published an article about “Proteomic response of Streptococcus pneumoniae to iron limitation” in International Journal of Medical Microbiology . Share Link.
1st‑28th February 2018 Kristina visited the Itzik Mizrahi lab at the Ben-Gurion University in Be'er Sheva, Israel, for a research stay and gave a talk about “Characterization of clinical isolates using the pan peptidome and SWATH‑MS”.
20th December 2017 The Institute for Microbiology including the department of Microbial Proteomics moved to the new “Center for Functional Genomics of Microbes” (CFGM; C_FunGene), Felix-Hausdorff-Str. 8. Impressions of the construction can be found here.
13th December 2017 Dörte and Sabryna published as co-authors an article entitled “From the wound to the bench: exoproteome interplay between wound-colonizing Staphylococcus aureus strains and co-existing bacteria” in the journal Virulence.
28th November 2017 Sabryna (first author), Sandra, Andreas und Dörte (co-authors) published an article entitled “Spectral library based analysis of arginine phosphorylations in Staphylococcus aureus” in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics.
23rd November 2017 Christian successfully defended his PhD thesis on the topic “Qualitative und quantitative Untersuchungen zu posttranslationalen Modifikationen bakterieller Proteome”.
1st‑3rd November 2017 Dörte, Sandra, Claudia, Juliane, Sabryna, Pierre, Kristina and Thomas visited the 1st International Conference on Respiratory Pathogens (ICoRP) in Rostock. Beside the presentation of several posters entitled “Investigation of the phosphoproteome of Streptococcus pneumoniae” (Claudia), “Proteomic response of Streptococcus pneumoniae to treatment with 2,2'-bipyridine – an iron limitation approach” (Juliane) and “Characterization of clinical isolates using the pan peptidome and SWATH-MS” (Kristina), Sabryna gave a talk on the topic “Protein arginine phosphorylation in Staphylococcus aureus”.
26th October 2017 Pierre successfully defended his master thesis on the topic “Differentielle Proteomanalyse humaner Lungenepithelzellen unter infektionsrelevanten Bedingungen”. He begins his doctoral studies on December 1st at the Department of Microbial Proteomics.
26th September 2017 Tobias successfully defended his master thesis on the topic “Proteom-basierte Untersuchung der Physiologie von Aeromonas Salmonicida”. He begins his doctoral studies on October 1st at the Department of Microbial Proteomics.
25th September 2017 Christian (first author), Andreas, Knut and Dörte (co-authors) published an article entitled “Global quantification of phosphoproteins combining metabolic labeling and gel-based proteomics in B. pumilus” in the journal Electrophoresis.
15th‑19th September 2017 Thomas visited the EMBO-Conference Ubiquitin and SUMO: From molecular mechanisms to system-wide responses in Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia. He presented a poster entitled “Proteomic analysis of changes in E3 ligase expression in epithelial cells driven by S. pneumoniae and IAV infection”.
11th‑14th September 2017 Andreas visited the 6th Central European Congress of Life Science (EUROBIOTECH 2017) in Krakow, Poland. As an invited keynote speaker he talked about the topic “Modern instrumental analysis in biotechnology and biomedicine”.
1st September 2017 Start of the new DFG priority project 2002 “Small Proteins in Prokaryotes, an Unexplored World” in collaboration Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. The project is funded by the DFG for three years. More Information can be found here.
16th August 2017 Publication of a press release (Ostsee Zeitung) about a novel project for the development of an oral vaccine for fish in aquacultures. The project will be funded by the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for three years starting on October 1st, 2017. More Information can be found here.
30th July‑5th August 2017 Juliane visited the 11th European Summer School in Kloster Neustift (Brixen/Bressanone, South Tirol), Italy.
9th‑13th July 2017 Andreas visited the 7th Congress of European Microbiologists (FEMS 2017) in Valencia, Spain. Andreas presented a poster of Sabryna Junker entitled “Protein arginine phosphorylation in Staphylococcus aureus”.
4th‑7th July 2017 Sabryna and Kristina visited the SFB TRR34 PhD students meeting in Greifswald. They gave talks about the topics “Protein arginine phosphorylation in Staphylococcus aureus” (Sabryna) and “Characterization of clinical isolates using the pan peptidome and SWATH-MS” (Kristina).
3rd‑7th July 2017 Minia, Thomas, Tobias, Claudia and Andreas visited the 9th Summer School on Computational Mass Spectrometry-Based Proteomics in Berlin.
29th June 2017 Prof. Dr. Holger Brüggemann from the University of Aarhus (Denmark) gave a talk entitled “Our second skin: host beneficial and detrimental properties of the human skin microbiota” in frame of the microbiological and infectiological colloquium upon invitation of Sandra and Dörte.
13th June 2017 The DFG-Priority Programme “Small Proteins in Prokaryotes, an Unexplored World” has been approved. The project will start in September 2017.
11th‑15th June 2017 Sandra, Minia, and Dörte visited the 19th International Conference on Bacilli & Gram-Positive Bacteria in Berlin. Minia presented a poster entitled “Towards the absolute quantification of the membrane proteome of Bacillus subtilis”.
18th May 2017 Prof. Dr. Simone König from the university of Münster gave a talk entitled “Comparative 2D fluorescence gel electrophoresis introducing standardization to PAGE” in frame of the microbiological and infectiological colloquium upon invitation of Dörte.
10th‑12th May 2017 Sandra, Juliane, Claudia, and Dörte visited the Joint Meeting of the RTG1870 in Zeegse, Netherlands. Juliane gave a talk on the topic “Proteomic response of Streptococcus pneumoniae to treatment with 2,2'-bipyridine”. Claudia presented a talk entitled “Proteomic investigations of Streptococcus pneumoniae”.
23rd‑25th April 2017 Minia and Andreas visited the 9th Conference on Recombinant Protein Production in Dubrovnic, Croatia. Minia presented a poster entitled “Towards the absolute quantification of the membrane proteome of Bacillus subtilis”.
2nd‑5th April 2017 Sabryna and Dörte visited theProteomic Forum in Berlin. Sabryna talked about her project “Protein arginine phosphorylation in Staphylococcus aureus”.
9th March 2017 Dörte and Sabryna published as co-authors an article entitled “Aquatic adaptation of a laterally acquired pectin degradation pathway in marine gammaproteobacteria” in the Journal Environmental Microbiology.

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