Aug 2018: Petra Dersch elected member of DFG Senate

Petra Dersch has been elected to the Senate of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) in the area of life sciences. The 37-member Senate is the central self-administration body of the DFG and is responsible for decisions on funding and the organization of review, assessment, and decision-making processes. In February she had also been elected to the European Academy of Microbiology.

Petra Dersch heads the Department of Molecular Infection Biology at the HZI and is professor of microbiology at TU Braunschweig, where she studies intestinal bacteria, especially Yersinia species, and how they adhere to the gut wall, penetrate it, and ultimately spread within the host.

Professor Petra Dersch, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI), Braunschweig, Germany, Fellowship: 1992–1994

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