46th World Congress on Microbiology
Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany
Petra Dersch graduated in Microbiology at the University of Konstanz and at the Max-Planck-Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology Marburg. She worked as a Postdoc at the Tufts Medical School, Boston/USA, started her own group at the Freie Universität Berlin, and was Junior Research Group Leader at the Robert Koch Institute Berlin. In 2005, she was appointed at the Technische Universität Braunschweig as Associate Professor in Microbiology, and since 2008, she is Head of the Department of Molecular Infection Biology at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig. She is member of various boards, and a current member of the study section, “Microbiology, Virology and Immunology” of the DFG. Since 2016, she is one of the Vice Presidents of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology. Her main research field is Molecular Pathogenesis of Enteric Pathogens. She published more than 90 original papers in peer-reviewed international journals, reviews and book chapters.