Short CV/Education and training

  • 1983 – 1991
    Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums (Academic School of the Johanneum, grammar school), Hamburg, Germany

  • 1991 – 1996
    University of Würzburg, Germany

  • 1996
    Diplom degree in biology, with distinction; main areas of study: plant physiology, developmental biology and developmental biochemistry; at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany

  • 1996
    Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried

  • 1997 – 2001
    PhD: University of Groningen, molecular microbiology, Haren, Netherlands

  • 2001 – 2002
    Postdoctoral Position: University of Groningen, molecular microbiology, Haren, Netherlands; cell development, biogenesis in Sulfolobus solfataricus

  • 2003
    European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) short-term fellowship: Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany; topic: In-vivo study of transcriptional regulation and homologous protein (over)expression in the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus

  • 2003 – 2006
    VENI laureate: University of Groningen, molecular microbiology, Haren, Netherlands

  • 2006 – 2008
    VIDI laureate: University of Groningen, molecular microbiology, Haren, Netherlands

  • Since 2008
    Molecular microbiology at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg, Germany

  • Since 2008
    Head of an independent junior research group at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology in Marburg

Selected publications

  • Albers, S.V. et al.: SulfoSYS – Sulfolobus Systems Biology: Towards a silicon cell model for the central carbohydrate metabolism of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus under temperature variation. In: Biochem Soc Trans 37, 2009. pp. 58-64.

  • Wagner, M. et al.: Expanding and understanding the genetic toolbox of the hyperthermophilic genus Sulfolobus. In: Biochem Soc Trans 37, 2009. pp. 97-101.

  • Froels, S. et al.: UV-inducible cellular aggregation of the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus is mediated by pili formation. In: Mol Mic 70, 2008. pp. 938-952.

  • Albers, S.V., Driessen, A.J.M.: Conditions for gene disruption by homologous recombination of exogenous DNA into the Sulfolobus solfataricus genome. In: Archaea 2, 2008. pp. 145-149.

  • Zolghadr, B. et al.: Identification of a system required for the functional surface localization of sugar binding protein with class III signal peptides in Sulfolobus solfataricus. In: Mol Microbiol 64, 2007. pp. 795-806.

  • Albers, S.V., Szabó, Z., Driessen, A.J.M.: Protein secretion in Archaea: Multiple Paths towards a Unique Cell Surface. In: Nature Reviews Microbiology 4, 2006. pp. 537-547.

  • Albers, S.V. et al.: Homologous and heterologous expression of proteins in the hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus. In: Appl Environ Microbiol 72, 2006. pp. 102-111.

  • Albers, S.-V., Szabó, Z., Driessen, A.J.M.: An archaeal homolog of bacterial type IV prepilin signal peptidases with broad substrate specificity. In: J Bacteriol 185, 2003. pp. 3918-3925. (both first authors contributed equally)

  • Albers, S.-V., Driessen, A.J.M.: Signal peptides of secreted proteins of the archaeon Sulfolobus solfataricus: a genomic survey. In: Arch Microbiol 177, 2002. pp. 209-216.

  • Elferink, M.G.L. et al.: Sugar transport in Sulfolobus solfataricus is mediated by two families of binding protein dependent ABC transporters. In: Mol Microbiol 39, 2001. pp. 1494-1503. (both first authors contributed equally)


Additional qualifications

  • Fluent Dutch, spoken and written


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