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Name: Prof. Dr. Dr. Heesemann, Jürgen
Address: Pettenkoferstr.9a
Institution: Universität München, Max-von-Pettenkofer-Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie
City: München Zip: D-80336
Country: Germany Phone: +49-89/5160 5200
    Fax: +49-89/5160 5223


Research Topics:
Molecular Infection Biology Vaccine development Yersinia, Pseudomonas, Aspergillus The molecular analysis of the pathogenicity of Yersinia enterocolitica is focussed on Yersinia adhesin YadA, type 3 secretion system (T3SS), High Pathogenicity Island (HPI) and ferric yersiniabactin. Moreover, the potential of Y. enterocolitica as oral live vaccine carrier is studied. Molecular adaptation processes of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in the lung habitat of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients are elucidated by means of proteomics and transcriptomics. Aspergillus fumigatus infection is initiated by uptake of conidiae which germinate and initiate invasive aspergillosis from the respiratory tract. We study host cell – Aspergillus interaction (including TLRs and Dectin) and the molecular processes involved in germination.


Organisms studied:
  • Aspergillus fumigatus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Yersinia enterocolitica


Special methods / technologies:
Gene reporter technology Mouse infection model Histopathology 2D-Gelelectrophoresis Analysis of signal transduction pathways


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
Potential research cooperations are wanted with research groups involved (i) in proteomics and metabolomics of proteobacteria and (ii) in generation of transgenic mice.
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