Short CV/Education and training

  • 1978 – 1988
    Studied molecular biology and medicine at the University of Odense, Denmark

  • 1991
    Doctorate, University of Odense, Denmark

  • 1991
    Postdoc and assistant professor, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France, and the University of Odense, Denmark

  • 1994 – 1995
    Visiting researcher, Stanford University Medical School, CA, USA

  • 1995
    Associate professor, University of Odense, Denmark

  • 2002
    Professor of microbiology, University of Southern Denmark

  • 2004
    Director of the Ecophysiology Department of the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg, Germany

  • 2008
    Professor of microbiology, University of Marburg

Selected publications

  • Leonardy, S. et al.: Regulation of dynamic polarity switching in bacteria by a Ras-like G-protein and its cognate GAP. In: EMBO J., in press.

  • Bulyha, I. et al.: Regulation of the type IV pili molecular machine by dynamic localization of two motor proteins. In: Mol. Microbiol. 74, 2009. S. 691-706.

  • Rolbetzki, A. et al.: Regulated secretion of a protease activates intercellular signaling during fruiting body formation in M. xanthus. In: Dev. Cell. 15, 2008. S. 627-634.

  • Lobedanz, S., Sogaard-Andersen, L.: Identification of the C-signal, a contact-dependent morphogen coordinating multiple developmental responses in Myxococcus xanthus. In: Genes Dev. 17, 2003. S. 2151-2161.

  • Sogaard-Andersen, L., Valentin-Hansen, P.: Protein-protein interactions in gene regulation: The cAMP-CRP complex sets the specificity of a second DNA binding protein, the CytR repressor. In: Cell 75, 1993. S. 557-566.


Selected projects

  • Regulation of movement systems in bacteria

  • Signal transduction mechanisms in bacteria

  • Pattern formation in biological systems

  • Cell cycle control in bacteria

  • Inter-cellular communication in bacteria

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the central selection committee of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

  • Member of the scientific advisory board of the Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Spokesperson of the International Max Planck Research School for Environmental, Cellular and Molecular Microbiology

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