Doctoral Thesis


Estefania Herdoiza Padilla
MicroRNA-dependent regulation of phagocytosis in human macrophages


Elena Rottmann (geb. Herrmann)
Identification of bacteria involved in resistant starch degradation in the intestinal tract of mice by RNA-based stable isotope probing.


Marion Zetzmann
Extracellular DNA and agr peptide sensing in biofilm formation of Listeria monocytogenes.


Grimm Verena
Analysis of host colonization by bifidobacteria in murine model systems.

Westermann Christina
Analysis of potential host-colonization factors in Bifidobacterium bifidum S17.

Sedlag Anne
Effects of bacterial indections, in particular Listeria monocytogenes, on primary human macrophage subpopulations.

Oßwald Annika
Tumor-targeting with anaerobic bacteria in three-dimensional tumor spheroids in vitro.


Zhongke Sun
Development of gene expression systems in Bifidobacterium bifidum S17 abd their application for tumor therapy.

Caroline Neu
Receptors of primary human macrophages for phagocytosis of Listeria monocytogenes - Ruling out TLR2 and identification of potential candidates.

Vincenzo Brancaccio
Characterization of Host Colonization Factors of Bifidobacterium bifidum S17 and Development of Molecular Tools.


Julia Schützner
Impact of a bifidobacterial strain on intestinal inflammation in different models of murine colitis.

Esther Heupel
Impact of pre-treatment with B. bifidum S17 on C. rudentium-induced colitis.


Mark Waidmann
The Listeria monocytogenes agr system: autoregulation and role in virulence.

Marita Gleinser
Characterization of bifidobacterial adhesion to intestinal epithelial cells.