Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig
Irene Wagner-Dobler studied biology in Munich and a PhD on an environmental issue - the vertical migration of planktonic insect larvae in lakes. Then she came as an assistant of the Scientific Director to Braunschweig at the GBF - now the HZI - and rose 1989 in the Department of Microbiology. Since they deal with topics of microbial ecology . Since 2001 Irene Wagner-Dobler is a professor at the University of Braunschweig and forwards since 2004, the working group "Microbial Communication". She has won several international research awards.
To understand the mechanisms behind the bacterial communication in detail. Then we can disrupt this radio and thus prevent the bacteria develop their pathogenic properties.