University Greifswald


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.

Competence and main role(s) in the project

The Institute of Microbiology is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for all branches and proteome analyses and serves as an international reference laboratory for bacterial proteomics. In particular, the group involved is experienced in microbial proteomics and physiology for the analysis of the interplay between host and microbes. UG will perform the proteome analysis as planned and described in WP 4.

Project staff

Dörte Becher
Prof. Dr Dörte Becher holds a Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Chemistry. Since the completion of her PhD in microbiology at the University of Greifswald in 1998, her research focused on the development, establishment and optimization of mass spectrometry based proteomics methods with focus on the global characterization of microbial proteomes in a qualitative and quantitative manner. After habilitation in 2012, she has extended her research field to the elaboration and application of newly established proteomics methods with particular consideration of technologically/industrial relevant questions, infection related conditions, or metaproteomics aspects. She holds a Professorship for Microbial Proteomics at the Institute of Microbiology since 2013 and is the Managing Director of this institute since 2020.
Sandra Maaß
Dr. Sandra Maaß holds a Diploma (MSc equivalent) in Biology and is staff scientist in the Institute of Microbiology. She heads a group of 3 PhD students. Her research is focused on quantitative proteomics and the development of high throughput methods.