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Zentralinstitut für Ernährungs- und Lebensmittelforschung (ZIEL)

Abteilung Mikrobiologie
Technische Universität München
Weihenstephaner Berg 3
D-85350 Freising








Zachary Ardern

Biologist
Postdoctoral Researcher

Phone: +49 (8161) 71 3945
Fax: +49 (8161) 71 4492
E-Mail: zachary.ardern @ tum.de

CV
 

  • since 2016 Postdoctoral researcher, at the chair in Microbial Ecology, at ZIEL, Technical University of Munich, Research topic: "Genomic features impacting the prevalence and evolutionary history of overlapping genes in bacteria"
  • 2013 - 2016 PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Thesis title "Small Change? Adaptation and ist costs, in experimental evolution"
  • 2012 Postgraduate Diploma in Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, endorsed with Merit. Emphasis in molecular biology.
  • 2008 - 2012 Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science conjoint degrees, majoring in Economics, Philosophy and Biology - the University of Auckland, New Zealand























Katharina Springer geb. Brauer

Biologist
PhD student

Phone: +49 (81 61) 71 5091
Fax: +49 (81 61) 71 4492
E-Mail: katharina.brauer @ wzw.tum.de  



CV

 
  • since June 2014: Phd Student at the TU Munich, Department of Microbiology, ZIEL, in the Research Group of Prof. Dr. Thilo Fuchs, working on "Regulation and function of insecticidal genes of Yersinia enterocolitica"
  • June 2013 - December 2014: Master´s Thesis at the Bundeswehr Institut of Microbiology (Munich Neuherberg) in the Department of Virology and Rickettsiology with the titel: "Establisment of cell death specific PCR Arrays for the Investigation of tick-borne encephalitis virus strains in three different cell lines"
  • October 2008 - January 2014: Studies in Biology at the Technical University of Munich






















Dettling Anna


PhD Student

Phone: +49 (81 61) 71 3859
Fax: +49 (81 61) 71 4492
E-Mail: Anna.dettling@tum.de


CV

 


  • since June 2016: PhD Student at the Department of Microbial Ecology, ZIEL TU Munich in the group of Dr. Mareike Wenning. Research topic: "Thermophile spore forming bacteria in milk and dairy products"
  • 2013-2016: Studies in Food Microbiology and Biotechnology at the Hohenheim University
  • 03/2016 Master´s Thesis at the Department of Soft Matter Science and Dairy Technology, Hohenheim University. Research topic: "Thermophile spore forming bacteria in milk systems: Instrumental design, heat restistance and growth"
  • 2009-2012 Studies in Biotechnology at the Jena Ernst-Abbe-University of Applied Sciences



















Etienne Doll

Nutritionist
PhD student

Phone: +49 (8161) 71 5570
Fax: +49 (8161) 71 4492 
E-mail:
etienne.doll @ tum.de                                            

CV
 

  • since 12/2013 PhD student in the research group of Dr. Mareike Wenning at the Unit of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU München. Research topic: "Psychrotolerant spore-formers in raw and ESL milk: Prevalence, spoilage potential and elimination by bactofugation and microfiltration".
  • 03/2010 - 10/2013 Master´s Thesis in the research group of Dr. Mareike Wenning at the Unit of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU München. Research topic: "Detailed analysis of raw milk microbiota".
  • 10/2008 - 11/2013 Studies in Nutritional Science at the TU München





















Sarah Hücker


PhD student
Phone: +49 (8161) 71 5091
Fax: +49 (8161) 71 4492
E-mail: sarah.huecker @ wzw.tum.de                            
 

CV
 

  • since 02/2014 PhD student in the research group of Dr. Klaus Neuhaus at the Unit of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU München, "Overlapping genes in Escherichia coli and its relatives".
  • 02/2013 - 12/2013 scientific staff at Institut für Physiologische Chemie und Pathobiochemie, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.
  • 04/2012 - 11/2012 Master thesis at the Department of Microbiology, ZIEL, in the research group of Dr. Klaus Neuhaus with the title "Characterization of antiparallel overlapping non-annotated genes in E. coli O157:H7 EDL933".
  • 10/2007 - 11/2012 Studies in Molecular Biotechnology at TU München
























Christopher Huptas

Biologist
PhD student

Phone:  +49 8161 71 5570
Fax:  +49 8161 71 4492
E-mail: christopher.huptas @ wzw.tum.de


CV
     

  • since 2012 PhD position at Lehrstuhl für mikrobielle Ökologie in the research group of Dr. Mareike Wenning, TU München. Research topic: "Characterisation of bacterial species on the basic of genomic sequences"
  • 2012 Master thesis at Lehrstuhl für mikrobielle Ökologie (Prof. Scherer), TU München, Research topic: "Characterisation of the genetic locus of the cereulide-synthetase gene cluster in emetic Bacillus weihenstephanensis MC67"
  • 2008 - 2012 Studies in biology at TU München
  • 2008 Bachelor thesis at Lehrstuhl für genomorientierte Bioinformatik (Prof. Fishman), TU München. Research topic: "Human polymorphisms at predicted microRNA target sites"
  • 2004 - 2008 Studies in bioinformatics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität und TU München
  • 2004 University-entrance diploma at Adolf-Weber-Gymnasium München























Dr. Tanja Kern

Biologist

Phone:  +49 8161 71 2258
Fax:  +49 8161 71 4492
E-mail: Tanja.kern @ wzw.tum.de                               






CV
 


  • since 03/2017 Scientist, ZIEL, Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Munich, Consulting and Analytical Service department for microbiological production problems in the food industry.
  • 08/2016 - 02/2017 Head of PCR-lab, Milk & Dairy institute Dr. Hüfner
  • 07/2016 Doctoral degree on "Nitrogen metabolism of Listeria monocytogenes: Identification of novel substrates and their utilisation for protein synthesis"
  • 09/2011 - 07/2016 PhD student in the group "Funktionale Genomstudien an pathogenen Lebensmittelkeimen" of Prof. Dr. Thilo M. Fuchs, ZIEL Department of Microbiology, Technical University of Munich
  • 02/2011 - 08/2011 Master´s Thesis at the Bundeswehr Institute of Microbiology (Munich, Neuherberg) in the Department of Virology and Rickettsiology with the topic: "Growth characteristics of Rickettsia helvetica strain AS819 in different eukaryotic cell lines in vitro"
  • 10/2006 - 09/2011 Studies in Biology at the Technical University of Munich

List of publications

Eisenreich W, Kutzner E, Kern T, Fuchs TM. (2016) Bakterieller Stoffwechsel als Pathogenitätsfaktor – Ein neuer Ansatz in der Infektionsbiologie. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau. 69(4): 174–180.

Kutzner E§, Kern T§, Felsl A, Eisenreich W, Fuchs TM. (2016) Isotopologue profiling of the listerial N-metabolism. Molecular microbiology. 100(2): 315–327


Kern T, Kutzner E, Eisenreich W, Fuchs TM. (2016)
Pathogen–nem
atode interaction: Nitrogen supply of Listeria monocytogenes during growth in Caenorhabditis elegans. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 8(1): 209-29

Fuchs TM, Eisenreich W, Kern T, Dandekar T. (2012) Toward a systemic understanding of Listeria monocytogenes metabolism during infection. Frontiers in Microbiology. 3: 23. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00023


§: both authors contributed equally








































Michaela Kreitmeier

PhD Student

Phone: +49 (8161) 71 3945
Fax: +49 (8161) 71 4492
E-mail: michaela.kreitmeier @ tum.de   



CV                                                                                             
 

  • since 03/2017: PhD student at the Department of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU Munich. Research topic: "Characterisation of overlapping genes in the human pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa" .
  • 05/2016 - 11/2016 Master thesis at the Department of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU Munich, in the research group of Dr. Mareike Wenning with the title: "Analysis of AprA peptidase production in Pseudomonas - correlation between peptidase activity and trranscription of aprA-lipA operon genes".
  • 10/2011 - 11/2016: Studies in Molecular Biotechnology at the TU Munich






















Jakob Schardt

PhD Student

Phone: +49 8161 71 3851
Fax: + 49 (8161) 71 4492
E-mail: jakob.schardt @ wzw.tum.de  






CV
 





  • since April 2014: PhD Student at the Unit of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU München, in the Research Group of Prof. Dr. Thilo M. Fuchs and of Dr. Stefanie Müller-Herbst studying the "Dynamic interplay between enteropathogens and host during gut colonization". Fellow Student of German Research Foundation (DFG) funded "Graduiertenkolleg 1482" (www.grk1482.de) investigating "Interface functions of the intestine between luminal factors and host signals".
  • August 2013 - January 2014: Master Thesis in the Research Group of Dr. Stefanie Müller-Herbst at the Unit of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU München. Research Topic: "Further characterization of the Nitrogen metabolism in Listeria monocytogenes"
  • October 2008 - March 2014: Studies in Molecular Biotechnology at the Technical University of Munich (TU München)














Patrick Schiwek

Technical assistent

                                                         
Phone: +49 (81 61) 71 5566
Fax: +49 (81 61) 71 4492
E-mail: p.schiwek @ wzw.tum.de






CV

  • Seit Januar 1994: ZIEL, Abteilung Mikrobiologie; derzeit in der Arbeitsgruppe Dr.T.M. Fuchs. Zuständig als assistierender Betreuer für Praktikas der Studiengänge Biochemie/ Molekulare Biotechnologie und Ernährungswissenschaften
  • 1991-1993: Biologische Bundesanstalt für Land- und Forstwirtschaft in Grünbach, Inst. f. Resistenzgenetik (später BAZ: Bundesanstalt für Züchtungsforschung , Mitarbeit bei Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wenzel und  Frau Dr. Bärbel Foroughi-Wehr) im Forschungsprojekt:“Fusionshybriden der Kartoffel mit agronomisch wichtigen Eigenschaften: Gezielte somatische Kombination qualitativer und quantitativer Resistenzgene bei Genom und Plasmon Analyse der Hybriden auf ihr Resistenzniveau“.
  • Nach dem Abitur, Zivildienst und der Ausbildung zum Technischen Assistenten an den Landwirtschaftlichen Lehranstalten Landsberg/Lech, mit der  Fachrichtung Agrikulturchemie.






















Sonja Vanderhaeghen

Biochemistry 
PhD Student

Phone:  +49 (8161) 71 3945
Fax: +49 (8161) 71 4492
E-mail: Sonja.vanderhaeghen @ wzw.tum.de                   




CV
 

  • since November 2014:  PhD Student at the Research Group of Dr. Klaus Neuhaus at the Unit of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU Munich
  • January 2014 - August 2014: Master Thesis at the Department of Food Biotechnology, ETH Zürich; Topic: "Analysis of funtional properties of bifidobacteria and lactobacilli strains from feces and breast milk of mother-neonate pairs"
  • 2012 - 2014: Master Degree in "Biochemistry and molecular Biology" with focus on microbiology and molecular biology
  • 2009 - 2012: Bachelor Degree in "Biochemistry" at the University of Bayreuth






















Julia Wuttke

PhD Student

Phone:  +49 (8161) 71 3859
Fax: +49 (8161) 71 4492
E-mail: Julia.wuttke @ tum.de



CV  

                

  • since July 2016: PhD student at the Department of Microbial Ecology, ZIEL, TU Munich in the group of Dr. Mareike Wenning. Research topic: “Prediction of the formation of heat-stable peptidases by psychrophilic Pseudomonas in raw milk”

  • 2012-2015: Studies in Biology (Microbiology and Genetic) at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel

  • 06/2014: Master’s Thesis at the Department of Microbiology at the Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel. Research topic: “Functional analysis of potential riboswitch in Methanosarcina mazei”

  • 2008-2012: Studies in Biotechnology at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg



























Barbara Zehentner

PhD Student

Phone:  +49 (8161) 71 3945
Fax: +49 (8161) 71 4492
E-mail: Barbara.zehentner @ wzw.tum.de  





CV

 


  • since 01/2016 PhD student in the research group of Dr. Klaus Neuhaus at the Unit of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU München
  • 04/2015 – 11/2015 Master thesis in the research group of Dr. Klaus Neuhaus at the Unit of Microbiology, ZIEL, TU München, with the title "Expression and Function of overlapping ORFs in EHEC"
  • 10/2014 – 03/2015 Trainee at Eurofins Medigenomix, R&D Gensynthesis
  • 2010 – 2015 Studies in Molecular Biotechnology at TU München







Aktuelles

Forschungspreis
Otto-von-Guericke Forschungspreis für Siegfried Scherer

Preisverleihung
Innovationspreis für Siegfried Scherer

Paper
Spoilage of Microfiltered and Pasteurized Extended Shelf Life Milk Is Mainly Induced by Psychrotolerant Spore-Forming Bacteria that often Originate from Recontamination

Paper
Transcriptional and translational regulation by RNA thermometers, riboswitches and the sRNA DsrA in Escherichia coli O157:H7 Sakai under combined cold and osmotic stress adaptation. (2016)

Paper
Hysteresis in myo-inositol utilization by Salmonella Typhimurium (2016)

Paper
Probiotic Enterococcus faecalis Symbioflor® down regulates virulence genes of EHEC in vitro and decrease pathogenicity in a Caenorhabditis elegans model (2017)

Paper
Draft Genome Sequence of Lysinibacillus xylanilyticus SR-86 (Nov. 2016)

Paper
Permanent colonization of creek sediments, creek water and limnic water plants by four Listeria species in low population densities (November 2016)

Paper
Draft Genome Sequence of the Xanthan Producer Xanthomonas campestris LMG 8031 (Oktober 2016)

Paper
Comparative Bioinformatics and Experimental Analysis of the Intergenic Regulatory Regions of Bacillus cereus hbl and nhe Enterotoxin Operons and the Impact of CodY on Virulence Heterogeneity (Mai 2016)

Paper
Regulation of fucose and 1,2-propanediol utilization by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium (März 2016)

Paper
Acidified nitrite inhibits proliferation of Listeria monocytogenes - Transcriptional analysis of a preservation method (März 2016)

Berufung Expertenrat
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Scherer wurde in den Expertenrat für Lebensmittelsicherheit des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz berufen.

Paper
Translatomics combined with transcriptomics and proteomics reveals novel functional, recently evolved orphan genes in Escherichia coli O157:H7 (EHEC)

Paper
A sensitive and robust method for direct determination of lipolytic activity in natural milk environment (März 2016, online first)

Paper
Evidence for the recent origin of a bacterial protein-coding, overlapping orphan gene by evolutionary overprinting (Dez. 2015).

Paper
Massive horizontal gene transfer, strictly vertical inheritance and ancient duplications differentially shape the evolution of Bacillus cereus enterotoxin operons hbl, cytK and nhe (Nov. 2015)

Paper
Chemodiversity of cereulide, the emetic Toxin of Bacillus cereus (2015)