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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Philipp Aurass

Visiting Scientist

philipp aurass

Philipp Aurass

Visiting Scientist

Education: 
PhD, Microbiology, Robert Koch Institute and Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
Research synopsis: 

Legionella pneumophila is an environmental facultative pathogen that can cause severe lung disease in humans upon inhalation of contaminated water droplets. A prerequisite for transmission from environmental sources is L. pneumophila`s ability to persist in natural and man-made water reservoirs. I aim to uncover the traits and mechanisms driving this persistent phenotype of the bacterium. I am supported by a fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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