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Zentralinstitut für Ernährungs- und Lebensmittelforschung (ZIEL)

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


The Department of Microbiology at the Central Institute for Food and Nutrition Research (ZIEL) is led by Siegfried Scherer (Chair for Microbial Ecology in the Department of Biosciences, Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan).

Fundamental research concentrates on the ecology and molecular genetics of food borne pathogens. Several research groups in the department work on Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus cereus, Salmonella enterica, Yersinia enterocolitica and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli.

Applied research is performed in close cooperation with the food industry, with a focus on the characterization of food borne microbes, including identifiction of bacteria and yeasts, description of novel taxa and analysis of the biodiversity of food borne microbial consortia.

The Department of Microbiology runs a microbial diagnostics unit, connected with a consulting service for the food industry with respect tp prevention and analysis of microbiological quality assurance problems.

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AiF 16845 N Kurzbericht

Stellenausschreibung

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The orphan regulator ReiD of Salmonella enterica is essential for myo-inositol utilization (September 2014)

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Stress Response of Salmonella Typhimurium to acidified nitrite (Aug.2014)

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Contribution of the NO-detoxifying enzymes HmpA, NorV and NrfA to nitrosative stress protection of Salmonella Typhimurium in raw sausages (Sep. 2014)

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Temperature- and Nitrogen source-dependent regulation of GlnR target genes in Listeria monocytogenes (Juni 2014)

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Parallel independent Evolution of pathogenicity within the genus Yersinia (Mai 2014)

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Identification and differentiation of food-related bacteria: A comparison of FTIR spectroscopy and MALDI-TOR mass spectrometry (Juni 2014)

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Comparison of strand-specific transcriptomes of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O157:H7 EDL933 (EHEC) under eleven different environmental conditions including radish sprouts and cattle feces (Juni 2014)

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Identification of genes essential for anaerobic growth of Listeria monocytogenes (Jan. 2014)

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From food to cell: nutrient exploitation strategies of enteropathogens (April 2014)

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YmoA negatively controls the Expression of insecticidal genes in Yersinia enterocolitica (März 2014)

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Short Barcodes for Next Generation Sequencing (Dec.2013)

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Phenotype of htgA (mbiA), a recently evolved orphan gene of Escherichia coli and Shigella, completely overlapping in antisense to yaaW (Nov. 2013)

Kurzbericht zu FEI Projekt 16012

Forschungsbericht
Emetische Toxinproduktion von Bacillus cereus in ausgewählten Lebensmitteln: Mechanismen und Präventionsmöglichkeiten