Prof. Dr. Joachim Ernst



department: Dept. of Biology, Institute of Microbiology


University of Duesseldorf, Department of Biology, Institute of Microbiology, Molecular Mycology Group (Head of the Institute)

Research Interests
We conduct research on Candida albicans, which is one of the most important human fungal pathogens. We explore molecular mechanisms, by which the pathogen increases its virulence in the human host. Signal transduction pathways leading to various cell morphologies, as well as events at the fungal cell surface that are crucial for the infection process are the focus of our research.

To find out more, visit the website of the Molecular Mycology Group.

Students (co-)supervised

Isabel Eichhof
Eva Eilert
Parveen Sarkari
Marcus Wingen