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Name: Dr. Szostak, Michael
Address: Veterinärplatz 1
Institution: Institute of Bacteriology, Mycology and Hygiene (IBMH), University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Department of Pathobiology
City: Wien Zip: A-1210
Country: Austria Phone: +43-1-25077-2101


Research Topics:
Molecular basis for adherence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) Molecular basis for invasion of MG Role of invasion of MG for pathogenicity Molecular basis for attenuation of formerly virulent MG strains Development of MG vaccines Development of molecular biology tools for Mycoplasma research (expressions systems, plasmids, knock-out mutants) Molecular methods for diagnostics of Mycoplasma Removal of Mycoplasma from contaminated cell culture lines


Organisms studied:
  • Mycoplasma bovis
  • Mycoplasma gallisepticum
  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae
  • Mycoplasma synoviae


Special methods / technologies:
Adherence and invasion assays, DNA/protein techniques for subcloning and expression/purification (PCR, RT-PCR, 1-D/2-D Western blot) Microscopy (CLSM, SEM, Fluorescence)


Suggestions for potential research cooperations:
Removal/Eradication of Mycoplasma from contaminated cell culture lines
Virulence factors of Mycoplasma
Vaccine development
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