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Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
Institut für Biochemie, Genetik und Mikrobiologie
Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie & Archaeenzentrum
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Dezember 2017

Our paper "Molecular force spectroscopy with a DNA origami based nanoscopic force clamp" (published in Science http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6310/305 won the CeNS Publication Award 2017 for the best interdisciplinary publication. We are grateful for the fantastic collaboration with the Tinnefeld lab and Liedl lab that made this interdisciplinary work possible.

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Dezember 2017

Guest lecture by Christan Jogler (invited by Prof. Dr. Dina Grohmann).

November 2017

Visit by our good friend David Prangishvili (Institute Pasteur, Paris), who worked more than 5 years in our institute with archael viruses.

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November 2017
Congratulations to Adrian Zander for successfully defending his PhD thesis titled “Biochemical characterisation of the archaeal Argonaute protein from Methanocaldococcus jannaschii and structural investigations using single-molecule Förster resonance energy transfer”. Well done!
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November 2017

Guest lecture by Bettina Siebers (invited by PD Dr. Winfried Hausner).

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November 2017

Nature Microbiology celebrates the 40th anniversary of the seminal publication by Woese and Fox introducing the third domain of life, Archaea. You can find the "40 years of Archaea" channel here https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/channels/1431-40-years-of-archaea. Among other researchers in the archaeal field, Prof. Dr. Dina Grohmann contributed to the anniversary channel and you can find her Snapshot interview here https://naturemicrobiologycommunity.nature.com/channels/1431-40-years-of-archaea/posts/22139-snapshot-dr-dina-grohmann

Linda Dengler
November 2017
Welcome to Linda Dengler who starts her PhD thesis in the Huber lab.
Nina Ostheimer
November 2017
Welcome to Nina Ostheimer who starts her Master thesis in the Grohmann lab.
Photochemistry
October 2017
We observed novel effects concerning dark toxicity of the photodynamically active substance TMPyP and published our results in Photochemistry and Photobiology: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/php.12846/full
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October 2017

Congratulations to Alexander Gust who won the Poster prize at the SFB960 conference.

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October 2017

Guest lecture by John (Sandy) Prakinson (invited by Dr. Annett Bellack).

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September 2017

Congratulation to Florian Benedict Heiß who finished his Master thesis in the Rachel lab.

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September 2017

Congratulations to Felix Grünberger who won the Poster prize at the RIGEL summer school 2017.

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August 2017

Congratulation to Daniel Eckl who finished his Master thesis in the Huber lab.

Linda
August 2017

Congratulation to Lina Dengler who finished her Master thesis in the Huber lab.

Nature-com
August 2017

In a fantastic collaboration with the Vannini Lab (ICR London) we characterised the initiation of gene transcription by RNAP III initiation
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-017-00126-1

Betriebsausflug
July 2017

Annual works outing

Andrea
July 2017

Welcome to Andrea Böllmann who starts her Master thesis in the Huber lab.

Orbit
July 2017

Start of the joint research project "ORBIT"
Researchers Dr. Annett Bellack and Dr. Harald Huber received a three years funding for the "Identification of suitable microorganisms for biocatalytic methanation in trickle-bed reactors". The overall goal of the eight partners in the joint project is the "Optimisation of a biotechnical process with trickle-bed reactor for dynamic microbial biosynthesis of methane with Archaea for power-to-gas applications".
Link zur Presseerklärung   (only in german Language) -
http://www.uni-regensburg.de/pressearchiv/pressemitteilung/786946.html

Laura
July 2017

Welcome to Laura Nissl who starts her Master thesis in the Rachel lab.

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JUNE 2017

PhD award of our faculty for Dr. Alexandra Perras (Second assessor Prof. Dr. Reinhard Wirth)

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June 2017

Our back-to-back publication describing the structure and catalytic flexibility of the archaeal Argonaute protein was highlighted by a News & Views article written by Lennart Randau in Nature Microbiology
https://www.nature.com/articles/nmicrobiol201749.

Bene
June 2017

Welcome to Benedikt Moissl who starts his Master thesis in the Grohmann lab.

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JUNE 2017

In collaboration with Bertram Daum (Exeter, UK; before MPI Frankfurt/Main) we were able to solve the ultrastructure of the Pyrococcus furiosus archaellum filament and motor complex by electron croy-microscopy.
Our paper can be found here:
Daum B.*, Vonck J., Bellack A., Chaudhury P., Reichelt R., Albers S-V., Rachel R., Kühlbrandt W. (2017) Strucutre and in situ organization of the Pyrococcus furiosus archaellum machinery. eLife 2017;6:e27470
https://elifesciences.org/articles/27470

Wirth
June 2017

Farewell lecture of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Wirth.

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June 2017
Guest lecture by Petra Schwille (invited by Prof. Dr. Dina Grohmann).
Elke
MAY 2017

A warm welcome to Elke Papst who joins the Grohmann lab.

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MAY 2017

Guest lecture by Kai-Uwe Hinrichs (invited by Dr. Harald Huber and Prof. Dr. Christine Ziegler).

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MAY 2017

Archaeelles „Gen-kopieren“ ist komplexer als gedacht.

Erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit von Forschern aus Regensburg und London ermöglicht zum ersten Mal Einblicke in die Wirkungsweise der archaeellen „Kopiermaschinerie“ auf globaler Ebene. Die Ergebnisse wurden kürzlich im Fachjournal Nature Microbiology veröffentlicht.
Publikation: DOI: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.21

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MAY 2017

Guest lecture by Don Lamb (invited by Prof. Dr. Dina Grohmann).

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April 2017

Multicellular organisms have a sophisticated immune system encompassing many specialised cell types like macrophages or T cells to fend off attackers (e.g. viruses or bacteria). But how do unicellular organisms like archaea defend themselves against invaders? Our latest study provides insights in the defence mechanisms of the archaeal organisms M. jannaschii, which utilises the so-called Argonaute protein to degrade foreign genetic material and to use its guide-independent activity to prime Argonaute for sequence-specific action. We are especially happy that we could publish this story back-to-back with our structural characterisation of this archaeal Argonaute variant. see press release:


Our papers can be found here:

Zander A., Willkomm S., Ofer S., van Wolferen M., Egert L., Buchmeier S., Stöckl S., Tinnefeld P., Schneider S., Klingl A., Albers S.-V., Werner F. and Grohmann D.* (2017). Guide-independent DNA cleavage by archaeal Argonaute from Methanocaldococcus jannaschii. Nature Microbiology (epub ahead of print)

Willkomm S., Oellig C. A., Zander A., Restle T., Keegan R., Grohmann D.* and Schneider, S.* (2017). Structural and mechanistic insights into an archaeal DNA-guided Argonaute protein. Nature Microbiology (epub ahead of print)

Annett
April 2017

A warm welcome to Dr. Annett Bellack who joins the Huber lab.

Elisabeth
April 2017

A warm welcome to Elisabeth Piechatschek who joins the Grohmann lab.

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April 2017

Congratulation to Alexandra Perras who finished her PhD thesis with summa cum laude!

Viola
March 2017

A warm welcome to Viola Janik-Ericke who starts as secretary.

M-jannaschii
March 2017

Archaeelles „Gen-kopieren“ ist komplexer als gedacht

Erfolgreiche Zusammenarbeit von Forschern aus Regensburg und London ermöglicht zum ersten Mal Einblicke in die Wirkungsweise der archaeellen „Kopiermaschinerie“ auf globaler Ebene. Die Ergebnisse wurden kürzlich im Fachjournal Nature Microbiology veröffentlicht.
Publikation: DOI: 10.1038/nmicrobiol.2017.21

Katherine Smollett, Fabian Blombach, Robert Reichelt, Michael Thomm & Finn Werner: A global analysis of transcription reveals two modes of Spt4/5 recruitment to archaeal RNA polymerase.

Nature Microbiology 2, Article number: 17021 (2017).

Martina-
February 2017

Welcome to Martina Althammer who starts her Master thesis in the Huber lab.

Transcrioption
February 2017
Blombach F. and Grohmann D. (2017). Same same but different: the evolution of TBP in archaea and their eukaryotic offspring. Transcription. (accepted)
Doktorhut
February 2017
Congratulation to Stefan Dexl who finished his PhD thesis.

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Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie & Archaeenzentrum

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