3 years funding from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation!

We are happy to announce that the lab will receive substantial funding from the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation via the “Plus 3” programme. Our project “Cross-species RNA-protein complexes in infection” was successfully evaluated in fall 2019.

In this project, we investigate how, during infection, pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella Typhimurium secrete either proteins or RNA with the potential to form complexes with host cell factors. We want to investigate if such “cross-species” complexes influence the chances for successful infection of host cells.

Benedikt Beckmann
Group leader infection biology and RNA biochemistry

I investigate how RNA-protein complexes contribute to bacterial infection.