Prof. Dr. Alfred Pühler



department: CeBiTec, Institute for Genome Research and Systems Biology (IGS)


CeBiTec: Institute for Genome Research and Systems Biology (IGS), Genome Research of Industrial Microorganisms Group (Senior Research Group Leader)

Research interests

For a long time, Alfred Puehler has been engaged with projects in the field of genetics and genome research of the nitrogen-fixating symbiotic soil bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti, the xanthan-producing phytopathogen Xanthomonas campestris pv. campestris, and the amino acid producer Corynebacterium glutamicum.
A further research topic is the analysis of antibiotic resistance plasmids of a wastewater treatment plant and metagenome analysis of the bacterial community residing in a biogas fermenter.
Alfred Puehler introduced ultra-fast sequencing technologies to the CeBiTec. At the moment, the Roche Genome Sequencer FLX and the Illumina Genome Analyzer GAII are employed to establish complete genome sequences of pro- and eukaryotic organisms. Alfred Puehler collaborates intensively with the Bioinformatics Resource Facility of the CeBiTec in the field of handling and interpreting "omics" data.

To find out more, visit the website of the Genome Research of Industrial Microorganisms Group or the Wikipedia article on Alfred Pühler.

Students (co-)supervised

Felix Eikmeyer (alumnus)
Inga Freudenau
Karin Gorzolka (alumna)
Tetiana Gren
Lukas Jelonek
Tobias Jakobi (alumnus)
Florian Kollin
Robert Kulis-Horn (alumnus)
Nils-Christian Lübke
Irena Maus
Sarah Schatschneider
Jessica Schneider (alumna)
Fabian Schulte (alumnus)
Patrick Schwientek (alumnus)
Tim Steffens
Bart Verwaaijen
Sergej Wendler (alumnus)
Daniel Wibberg
Timo Wolf
Martha Zakrzewski (alumna)