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Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Sahl

University of Bonn
Institute of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology (IMMIP)
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Section
Meckenheimer Allee 168
D-53115 Bonn
Phone: 0049 (0)228-73-5272; Fax: 0049 (0)228-73-5267


Curriculum Vitae


University Education, Academic Degrees, Professional Background:


 Major Awards and Distinctions:



Membership in Scientific Societies:

  • VAAM (Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie)
  • DGHM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie)
  • ASM (American Society for Microbiology)
  • GBM (Gesellschaft für Biologische Chemie und Molekularbiologie)
  • EPS (European Peptide Society)
  • AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
  • Robert-Koch-Stiftung

Forschungsinteressen/Research Interests:

  • Antibiotic peptides from bacteria and animals, in particular lantibiotics (peptide chemistry, structures, modes of antibiotic action, genetics of production, enzymatic mechanisms of posttranslational modifications, peptide engineering, producer self protection "immunity" mechanisms, development of peptide antibiotics)
  • Biochemistry of the gram-positive cell wall (enzymes involved in synthesis and turnover, novel targets for antibiotics)
  • Physiology and pathogenicity of staphylococci (pathogenicity factors of coagulase-negative staphylococci, metabolism of small-colony variants of Staphylococcus aureus, antibiotic resistance in staphylococci)
  • Reference laboratory for staphylococci