How microorganisms view their world





Invited Speakers



Ruma Banerjee


Prof. Dr. Ruma Banerjee

University of Michigan, USA


Sulfide signaling at the host-microbiome interface



Bonnie Bassler


Prof. Dr. Bonnie L. Bassler

Princeton University, USA

Bacterial quorum sensing and its control

  Anke Becker

Prof. Dr. Anke Becker

Philipps-University Marburg, D

Building a toolbox of orthogonal ECF sigma-factor-based regulatory switches in the alpha-proteobacterium Sinurhizobium meliloti


Marc Buttner


Prof. Dr. Marc Buttner

John Innes Centre Norwich, GB

The SigR directed oxidative stress response in streptomyces


Dirk Bumann


Prof. Dr. Dirk Bumann

Biozentrum Basel, CH

Salmonella single-cell physiology in infected host tissues


Elizabeth Campbell


Prof. Dr. Elizabeth A. Campbell

Rockefeller University New York, USA

Strukctural in sights on ECF sigma factors


Pascale Cossart


Prof. Dr. Pascale Cossart

Institute Pasteur Paris, F

Listeria monocytogenes: towards a complete picture of its physiology and its virulence


Sea Crosson


Prof. Dr. Sean Crosson

University of Chicago, USA

 EcfG regulatory networks in Alphaproteobacteria


Timothy Donohue


Prof. Dr. Timothy J. Donohue

Wisconsin University, USA

A 25 year journey from an early ECF to light stress and to fuels & chemicals


Richard H. Ebright


Prof. Dr. Richard H. Ebright

Rutgers University, USA

Structural basis of primary-sigma-factor- and ECF-sigma-factor-dependent transcription initiation


Craig Ellermeier


Prof. Dr. Craig D. Ellermeier

University Iowa, USA

The anti-sigma factor RsiV is a receptor for lysozyme


Georg Fritz


Dr. Georg Fritz

Philipps-University Marburg, D

Comprehensive reclassification and computational analysis of the ECF o factor family

 Anne Galinier


Prof. Dr. Anne Galinier

CNRS Marseille, F

Exploring the relationship between a protein, YvcK and nutrient utilization, cell wall and morphogenesis in Bacillus subtilis


Susanne Gebhard


Prof. Dr. Susanne Gebhard

University of Bath, UK

Flux-sensing by transporter/kinase pairs – need-based activation of antibiotic resistance


Chris Grant


Prof. Dr. Chris Grant

University of Manchester, UK

Posttranscriptional regulation of gene expression during adaptation to oxidative stress conditions


Eduardo A. Groisman


Prof. Dr. Eduardo A. Groisman

Yale University New Haven, USA

Bacterial responses to magnesium limitation


Carol Gross


Prof. Dr. Carol A. Gross

University of California at San Francisco,


An idiosyncratic view of ECF sigmas: past, present and future


John Helmann


Prof. Dr. John D. Helmann

Cornell University Ithaca, USA

The Bacillus subtilis SigM regulon and peptidoglycan homeostasis


Johannes Herrmann


Prof. Dr. Johannes Herrmann

Universität Kaiserslautern, D

Mitochondria – Deep in their heart still bacteria?


Wolfgang Hess



Prof. Dr. Wolfgang R. Hess

University Freiburg, D

 Small RNAs reaching far: acclimation to low iron and high light in cyanobacteria


Regine Kahmann


Prof. Dr. Regine Kahmann

Max Planck Institute for terrestrial Microbiology Marburg, D                             

Ustilago maydis: from the field to the lab – and back to the field!


Thorsten Mascher


Prof. Dr. Thorsten Mascher

University Dresden, D

The road less traveled by: From the ECF classification to novel mechanisms of ECF-dependent signal transduction


Markus Ralser


Prof. Dr. Markus Ralser

University of Cambridge, UK

From its origins to the modern metabolic network


Uwe Sauer


Prof. Dr. Uwe Sauer

ETHZ Zürich, CH

Viewing the outside from changes within


Julia Vorholt


Prof. Dr. Julia Vorholt

ETHZ Zürich, CH

Turning over the metabolome: linking identity, frequency and timing



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