The University of Greifswald is one of the oldest universities in Germany and the Baltic Sea Region. The University of Greifswald is a research university. Its research strength mainly originates in the intensive interdisciplinary collaboration of the five faculties, including University Medicine. Cutting-edge research evolves in close collaboration with regional, national and international research partners and is based on the solid foundation provided by an excellent research infrastructure. Within its five key fields of research and further research areas that are currently being established, the University of Greifswald achieves innovative, unique contributions to important topics and challenges that are faced by today’s society: health & preventive medicine, environment & climate, energy & raw materials and chances & risks of globalization. The Institute of Microbiology at the University of Greifswald hosts groups that are well-known for research in the area of proteome analyses, especially in microbiology and host-pathogen interactions.