Our Research

Here you can find information on the main research subjects and group members as well as publications of the individual research groups of the institute.
Additionally, you may find interesting links, news as well as information on currently open positions.

In the following list, you can find the yearly research report of the Institute of Medical Microbiology:

Forschungsbericht 2015

Forschungsbericht 2014

Forschungsbericht 2013

Forschungsbericht 2012

Recent Publications:

Weber L, Jansen M, Krüttgen A, Buhl EM, Horz HP. Tackling intrinsic antibiotic resistance in Serratia Marcescens with a combination of ampicillin/sulbactam and phage SALSA. Antibiotics (Basel). 2020 Jul 1;9(7):E371. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics9070371.

Tagliaferri TL, Guimarães NR, Pereira MPM, Vilela LFF, Horz HP*, Dos Santos SG*, Mendes TAO*. Exploring the potential of CRISPR-Cas9 under challenging conditions: facing high-copy plasmids and counteracting beta-lactam resistance in clinical strains of Enterobacteriaceae. Front Microbiol. 2020 Apr 30;11:578. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00578. *Shared last authorship

Tagliaferri TL, Jansen M, Horz HP. Fighting pathogenic bacteria on two fronts: phages and antibiotics as combined strategy. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2019 Feb 18;9:22. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2019.00022.

Jansen M, Wahida A, Latz S, Krüttgen A, Häfner H, Buhl EM, Ritter K, Horz HP. Enhanced antibacterial effect of the novel T4-like bacteriophage KARL-1 in combination with antibiotics against multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Sci Rep. 2018 Sep 20;8(1):14140. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-32344-y.

Wahida A, Jansen M, Ritter K, Horz HP. Bacteriophage therapy: fighting bacteria with viruses. MMW Fortschr Med. 2018 May;160(8):16-17. doi: 10.1007/s15006-018-0457-5.

Latz S, Krüttgen A, Häfner H, Buhl EM, Ritter K, Horz HP. Differential effect of newly isolated phages belonging to PB1-Like, phiKZ-Like and LUZ24-Like viruses against multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa under varying growth conditions. Viruses. 2017 Oct 27;9(11). pii: E315. doi: 10.3390/v9110315.

Wahida A, Ritter K, Horz HP. The Janus-face of bacteriophages across human body habitats. PLoS Pathog. 2016 Jun 23;12(6):e1005634. doi: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1005634.

List of Peer-Reviewed Publications