Applied Microbiology


Allocation of S module slots winter term 24/25

The allocation of S module slots will take place on December 16, 2024 at 12:30 in ND 6/131. Registration is required. Please return the completed registration form to the secretary's office no later than December 12, 2024.

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Current seminar schedule for the seminar "Current Topics in Microbial and Molecular Biology"

Seminar schedule


This is how the superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa reacts to antibiotics

The bacterium is resistant to all antibiotics on the market. Therefore, there is a great need for new therapeutic approaches.

Photography: © RUB, Marquard

Supercomputers joined the fight against antibiotic resistance

Researchers have developed a strategy to use supercomputers to tackle the threat of diseases caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Photography: © Elsa Sanchez-Garcia

Plasmas aid in wound healing, cancer therapy and pollutant degradation

Julia Bandow, Professor for Applied Microbiology, discusses the future use of plasmas in biological applications.

 Photography: © Damian Gorczany

“That was a fairly crazy idea”

Plasmas usually have destructive effects on enzymes. Here, they supply an enzyme with a building block for biocatalysis at the push of a button.

 Photography: © Damian Gorczany

Center for system-based antibiotic research (CESAR) to be established in Bochum

The search is on for structurally new active substances that can be used to combat multidrug-resistant pathogens.

Photography: © RUB, Kramer

How bacteria protect themselves against plasma treatment (in German only)

Plasmas are used, for example, in wound treatment against pathogens that are resistant to antibiotics. But bacteria may fight back.

Photography: © Daniel Sadrowski

Proteomic profiling reveals innovation potential of new antibiotics

The RUB research team intends to use proteomics to accelerate the development of new drugs.

Photography: © RUB, Marquard

Antibiotics from the bacterial world

Experts are convinced that there are undetected antibiotic substances awaiting discovery. They are getting ready to find them.

 Photography: © Damian Gorczany

University Professor

Prof. Dr. Julia Bandow
Consultation hours by appointment


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Applied Microbiology
Verena Banach
Universitätsstr. 150
NDEF 04/589b
44780 Bochum

Consultation hours:
Monday and Wednesday from 9 am to 1 pm or by appointment

Tel : +49 234 32-29834