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Lehrstuhl Mikrobiologie, Wirth


Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
Institut für Biochemie, Genetik und Mikrobiologie
Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie & Archaeenzentrum
Prof. Dr. Reinhard Wirth

Curriculum vitae


NAME:          Reinhard Wirth
Birth:            July, 4th 1951, in Regensburg, Germany
Nationality:  German


SCHOOLS:   

  • September 1957 to Juli 1961 elementary school (Pestalozzischule I) in Regensburg
  • September 1961 to Juni 1970 high school (Goethe-Gymnasium; Mathematics / natural sciences section) in Regensburg


STUDIES:

  • winter term 1971/72 to summer term 1976 at the University of Regensburg field: Biology / Diploma track
  • September 17, 1976: Diploma in Microbiology at the University of Regensburg
  • September 15, 1980 ph. D. (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Regensburg with Prof. Dr. A. Böck;
    Title of dissertation: „Untersuchungen zur Regulation der in vitro Synthese der Isoleucyl-tRNA-Synthetase und des ribosomalen Proteins S20 aus Escherichia coli“ (= Investigations on the regulation of in vitro synthesis of isoleucyl-tRNA-synthetase and of ribosomal protein S20 of Escherichia coli).


SCIENTIFIC CAREER:

  • January 1, 1978 till May 31, 1980 employed at the University of Regensburg
  • June 1, 1980 till October 31, 1994 employed at the University of München
  • October 1, 1983 till September 30, 1985 post-doc in the lab of Prof. DB Clewell (Ann Arbor, Michigan; USA)
  • February 15, 1989: habilitation in microbiology at the University of München
  • November 1, 1994 till March 2017: C3-Professor for molecular biology and physiology of extremophile organisms at the University of Regensburg


RESEARCH TOPICS:

  • since 1985: sex-pheromone-system of Enterococcus faecalis
    supported by SFB 145 and DFG projects Wi731 / 2-1; 6-1; 6-2
  • since 1995: investigations on potential gene transfer in archaea
    supported by Bayerische Forschungsstiftung
  • since 1999: isolation and characterisation of microorganisms from marine macroorganisms
    supported by BMBF „marine Naturstoffe“
  • since 2003: characterisation of archaeal cell surface appendages (flagella and fimbriae)
    supported by DFG project WI 731/10-1

  1. Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
  2. Faculty Research

Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie & Archaeenzentrum

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Wirth i.R.

Wirth-portrait

Lehrstuhl für Mikrobiologie
Universitätsstraße 31
93053 Regensburg

Phone: +49 941 9431825
Fax: +49 941 9431824
Mail: reinhard.wirth@ur.de