Siegfried Hapfelmeier

Prof. Dr. sc. nat. Siegfried Hapfelmeier; Group Leader

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Siegfried “Sigi” Hapfelmeier is ERC Assistant Professor at the University of Bern. He is a Biologist with specializations in general and medical Microbiology and has a long-standing interest in the mechanisms of bacterial-host interactions. As a PhD in the group of Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Hardt at LMU Munich and ETH Zurich (2001-2006) he co-established a new mouse infection model for Salmonella colitis, the “streptomycin model” (Barthel, Hapfelmeier and others 2003)...

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Miguel Angel Terrazos

Lab Manager

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Miguel Terrazos from Lima, Peru, earned his Microbiology and Immunology master's degree from the University of Bern in 2012. During his Master thesis he worked in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Britta Engelhardt at the Theodor Kocher Institute...

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Fernanda Coelho

Post-Doc

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Fernanda acquired Master and PhD degrees at Dr. Mauro Teixeira’s laboratory at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. In 2010 she joined Dr. Jens Stein’s laboratory in Bern, and was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship to investigate how naïve B cells compute divergent chemoattractant signals of the T cell area and B cell follicles during in vivo migration...

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Simona Pfister

PhD student

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Simi is originally from Lucerne and studied Biomedicine in Fribourg and Berne. She completed her Master thesis under the supervision of Siegfried with the title “Investigation of IgA-Inducing Enterobacterial Activity Parameters and a Revised Model of Reversible Intestinal Bacterial Colonization”...

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Miguelanguel Cuenca

PhD student

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Miguelangel Cuenca grew up on a sunny island in Venezuela and studied Biology in Caracas. He earned his Master degree at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain with the project “Genetic Scale Metabolic Reconstruction of Rhodococcus ruber”..

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Stefanie Buschor

PhD student

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Stefanie Buschor’s scientific career started in 2011, when she was working with Prof. J.-L. Reymond on her Master thesis: “Synthesis and Biological Testing of Cell Penetrating Peptide Dendrimers”. She currently works on developing a “Next-Generation Reversible Colonization Model”...

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Nicolas Studer

PhD student

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Nicolas Studer grew up in a small mountain village in Wallis. He studied Biology at the ETH Zürich, where he chose to specialize in the field of Microbiology and Immunology. For his Master thesis entitled “SPI-1 gene expression and its implications in the membrane stress response in Salmonella Typhimurium” he joined the lab of Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Hardt...


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Archana Padmakumar

Master student


Olivier Schären

Master student