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MSA-Master Award 2024

Patricia Blum, MSc (AG Horz) has received the MSA-Master Award 2024 for her master’s thesis „Investigation of putative phage-encoded depolymerases targeting Klebsiella pneumoniae“. The profile area…

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Natalia Torow appointed as Assistant Professor at the HZI in Braunschweig

Natalia Torow from the Hornef group has been appointed on a W1 Juniorprofessorship at the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig. She will accept the position and leave our institute…

Paper of the Month for Natalia Torow

The recent publication in Immunity by Natalia Torow, PhD, characterising postnatal mucosal immune maturation has been selected as Paper of the Month of the Faculty of Medicine. Natalia explains her…

Alina Bachmann successfully defended her PhD

Congratulations to Alina Bachmann. She defended successfully her PhD thesis entitled “Host Pathogen Interaction in a novel in vivo model of EPEC infection” on February 22nd 2024.  In this work, she…

Enterocyte efferocytosis in the neonatal intestine

Kaiyi Zhang, PhD, from the Hornef group published her work on non-professional efferocytosis of Salmonella infected intestinal epithelial cells by neighboring enterocytes in the Journal of…

Sondervorstellung des Films „Unser Mikrobiom – das unsichtbare Aussterben“ am 2. Februar 2024 mit anschließendem Publikumsgespräch

Am Freitag, den 2. Februar 2024 zeigt das Aachener Apollo Kino den Dokumentarfilm „Unser Mikrobiom – das unsichtbare Aussterben“ ab 18 Uhr im Rahmen einer Sondervorstellung. Im Anschluss an dem Film…

Isabel Richter successfully defended her MD thesis

On september 8th 2023, Isabel Richter from the AG Hornef successfully defended her MD thesis entitled "The influence of microbial exposure on postnatal enterocyte differentiation and immune…

New research reveals: Bacteria adapt their locomotion to different environments

A recent publication from the Institute of Medical Microbiology at the Uniklinik RWTH Aachen sheds new light on the movement of bacteria and their adaptability to different environments. The study,…

Institute members at the Gordon Conference on Salmonella

Nour Diab, Anna-Lena Jürgens and Mathias Hornef participated at the Gordon Conference on Salmonella Biology and Pathogenesis that took place between July 23rd-28th 2023 in Lucca Italy. They presented…

Continuous funding of the Gut Liver CRC1382 by the German Research Foundation

Last week we learnt with excitement that our CRC1382 Gut-Liver Axis funded by the German Research Foundation since 2019 will be prolonged until 2027. Many members of the Institut of Medical…

Publication by Natalia Torow in Immunity

After hard work over many years on the postnatal maturation of antigen presenting cells in the intestinal Peyer’s patches after birth, Natalia has now published her results in the May edition of…

Review article by Natalia Torow and Mathias Hornef in Immunity

Together with Timothy Hand from the University of Pittsburgh, Natalia Torow and Mathias Hornef summarize and discuss our current knowledge and the concepts of the establishment of the mucosal immune…