Portfolio Prof. Dr. Andreas Peschel

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Academic title:
Prof. Dr.
Andreas Peschel
Organizational unit:
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
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Staphylococcus aureus is a constituent of the nasal microbiota in 20-30% of the human population and also represents the most frequent cause of life-threatening invasive infections in the northern hemisphere. The individual predisposition to S. aureus colonization and the transition from commensal to pathogenic life-styles represent exciting examples of microbe-host coevolution and adaptation processes. We are studying the underlying principles of S. aureus nasal colonization, metabolic adaptation and fitness, and resistance to defensin-like antimicrobial peptides.


Stephanie Grond, Daniela Janek, Hubert Kalbacher, Martin Konnerth, Bernhard Krismer, Andreas Peschel, Nadine Anna Schilling, Alexander Zipperer


2019 - 2025
Heike Brötz-Oesterhelt, Andreas Peschel
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)
2018 - 2021
Birgit Schittek
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)
2016 - 2017
Andreas Peschel, Simon Heilbronner
Research Executive Agency (REA)
2015 - 2019
Wolfgang Wohlleben
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)
2014 - 2016
Andreas Peschel
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)
2012 - 2021
Karl Forchhammer
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)



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