Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes und Medizinische Fakultät der Universität des Saarlandes
Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie und Hygiene
Leitung: Prof. Dr. Dr. Sören Becker
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Original Paper

(bold, authors of the Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, University of Saarland)




Spengler C, Maikranz E, Glatz B, Klatt MA, Heintz H, Bischoff M, Santen L, Fery A, Jacobs K. The adhesion capability oef Staphylococcus aureus cells is heterogeneously distributed over the cell envelope. Soft Matter. Online ahaid of print. DOI: 10.1039/d3sm01045g


Meyer S, Papan C, Becker SL, Schöndorf D. A Rare Case of Rat Bite Fever in an 8-Month-old Girl. Pediatr Infect Dis J. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000004073


Gund MP, Naim J, Rupf S, Gärtner B, Hannig M. Bacterial contamination potential of personal protective equipment itself in dental aerosol-producing treatments. Odontology. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s10266-023-00848-3


Neser E, Jung P, Halfmann A, Schröder M, Thurner L, Becker SL, Schneitler S. A multi-pronged approach to improve blood culture diagnostics in different clinical departments: a single-centre experience. Infection. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s15010-023-02083-y


Panchyrz I, Hoffmann J, Harst L, Pohl S, Bauer M, Blaschke S, Bodenstein M, Engelhart S, Gärtner B, Graf J, Hanses F, Held HC, Hinzmann D, Khan N, Kleber C, Kolibay F, Kubulus D, Liske S, Oberfeld J, Pletz MW, Prückner S, Rohde G, Spinner CD, Stehr S, Willam C, Schmitt J. Measures and Recommendations for Ensuring Adequate Inpatient Care Capacities for Pandemic Management within a Region: Results of a Hybrid Delphi Method. Gesundheitswesen. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1055/a-2109-9882


Sy I, Bühler N, Becker SL, Jung P. Evaluation of the Qvella FAST System and the FAST-PBC cartridge for rapid species identification and antimicrobial resistance testing directly from positive blood cultures.J Clin Microbiol. 28:e0056923. DOI: 10.1128/jcm.00569-23


Ziegler L, Klemis V, Schmidt T, Schneitler S, Baum C, Neumann J, Becker SL, Gärtner BC, Sester U, Sester M. Differences in SARS-CoV-2 specific humoral and cellular immune responses after contralateral and ipsilateral COVID-19 vaccination. EBioMedicine 95:104743. DOI: 10.1016/j.ebiom.2023.104743

Youssouf N, Martin M, Bischoff M, Soubeyran P, Gannoun-Zaki L, Molle V. The secreted tyrosine phosphatase PtpA promotes Staphylococcus aureus survival in RAW 264.7 macrophages through decrease of the SUMOylation host response.Microbiol Spectr. 11:e0281323. DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.02813-23


Scholz OM, Krüger N, Betzold E, Bader J, Thul N,Papan C. Antimicrobial stewardship in medical education in Germany: a brief survey and a students' and educator's call for change. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol. 18;3(1):e159. DOI: 10.1017/ash.2023.423


Ngbede EO, Sy I, Akwuobu CA, Nanven MA, Adikwu AA, Abba PO, Adah MI, Becker SL. Carriage of linezolid-resistant enterococci (LRE) among humans and animals in Nigeria: coexistence of cfr, optrA, and poxtA genes in Enterococcus faecium of animal origin. J Glob Antimicrob Resist. 34:234-239. DOI:10.1016/j.jgar.2023.07.016


Rau K, von Heeringen E, Bühler N, Wagenpfeil S, Becker SL, Schneitler S. Recipient-Reported Reactogenicity of Different SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination Regimens among Healthcare Professionals and Police Staff in Germany. Vaccines (Basel). 11(7):1147. DOI: 10.3390/vaccines11071147


Balakirski G, Becker SL, Hartmann D, Kofler L, Kunte C, Müller CSL, Volz T, Kendziora B, Schlager JG, Löser CR. Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in skin surgery - Position paper of the Antibiotic Stewardship working group of the German Society for Dermatologic Surgery (DGDC), Part 2: Special indications and situations. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 21:1109-1117. DOI: 10.1111/ddg.15153


Meyer Sauteur PM, Beeton ML; ESGMAC the ESGMAC MAPS study group.Mycoplasma pneumoniae: gone forever? Lancet Microbe. 4(10):e763. DOI: 10.1016/S2666-5247(23)00182-9


Thurner L, Fadle N, Regitz E, Roth S, Cetin O, Kos IA, Hess SM, Bein J, Bohle RM, Vornanen M, Sundström C, De Leval L, Tiacci E, Borchmann P, Engert A, Poeschel V, Held G, Schwarz EC, Neumann F, Preuss KD, Hoth M, Küppers R, Lehman K, Hansmann ML, Becker SL, Bewarder M, Hartmann S. B-cell receptor reactivity against Rothia mucilaginosa in nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma.  Haematologica. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2023.282698


Berger FK, Schmartz GP, Fritz T, Veith N, Alhussein F, Roth S, Schneitler S, Gilcher T, Gärtner BC, Pirpilashvili V, Pohlemann T, Keller A, Rehner J, Becker SL. Occurrence, resistance patterns and management of carbapenemase-producing bacteria in war-wounded refugees from Ukraine. Int J Infect Dis. 132:89-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2023.04.394


Mastboim NS, Angel A, Shaham O, Ber TI, Navon R, Simon E, Rosenberg M, Israeli Y, Hainrichson M, Avni N, Reiner E, Feigin P, Oved K, Tadmor B, Singer P, Kagan I, Lev S, Diker D, Jarjou'I A, Kurd R, Ben-Chetrit E, Danziger G, Tegethoff SA, Papan C, Motov S, Shapira M, Stein M, Gottlieb TM, Eden E, Klein A. An immune-protein score combining TRAIL, IP-10 and CRP for predicting severe COVID-19 disease. Cytokine. 169:156246. DOI: 10.1016/j.cyto.2023.156246


Tegethoff SA, Eisenbeis J, Danziger G, Last K, Geisel J, Rissland J, Krawczyk M, Lepper PM, Becker SL, Smola S, Papan C. Evaluation of the host-response biomarker interferon-γ-induced protein-10 in predicting SARS-CoV-2 infectiousness.J Hosp Infect. S0195-6701(23)00068-3. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2023.02.011


Löser CR, Becker SL, Hartmann D, Kofler L, Kunte C, Müller CSL, Schlager JG, Balakirski G. Perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in skin surgery - Position paper of the Antibiotic Stewardship working group of the German Society for Dermatologic Surgery (DGDC), Part 1: Procedure- and patient-related risk factors. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 21:949-956. DOI: 10.1111/ddg.14947


Vandebroek AC, Saternus R, Becker SL, Fries FN, Pérez Guerra N, Rickmann A. Ulcerating mass on the upper eyelid as manifestation of a primary CD30+T-cell lymphoproliferative disease. Ophthalmologie. 120:847–850. DOI: 10.1007/s00347-022-01739-8


Schlotthauer U, Hennemann K, Gärtner BC, Schäfers HJ, Becker SL. Microbiological Surveillance of Heater-Cooler Units Used in Cardiothoracic Surgery for Detection of Mycobacterium chimaera. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1756630


Hess S, Poryo M, Böttger R, Franz A, Klotz D, Linnemann K, Ott T, Pöschl J, Schroth M, Stein A, Ralser E, Reutter H, Thome UH, Wieg C, Ehrlich A, Ruckes C, Wagenpfeil S, Zemlin M, Papan C, Simon A, Bay J, Meyer S. Umbilical venous catheter- and peripherally inserted central catheter-associated complications in preterm infants with birth weight < 1250 g : Results from a survey in Austria and Germany.  Wien Med Wochenschr.173(7-8):161-167.  DOI: 10.1007/s10354-022-00952-z


Brestrich G, Angulo FJ, Berger FK, Brösamle C, Hagel S, Leischker A, Lübbert C, Maechler F, Merbecks SS, Minarovic N, Moïsi JC, von Müller L, Reuken PA, Weinke T, Yu H, Mellmann A. Epidemiology of Clostridioides difficile Infections in Germany, 2010-2019: A Review from Four Public Databases. Infect Dis Ther. 2023 Apr;12(4):1057-1072. DOI: 10.1007/s40121-023-00785-2


Mastboim NS, Angel A, Shaham O, Ber TI, Navon R, Simon E, Rosenberg M, Israeli Y, Hainrichson M, Avni N, Reiner E, Feigin P, Oved K, Tadmor B, Singer P, Kagan I, Lev S, Diker D, Jarjou'I A, Kurd R, Ben-Chetrit E, Danziger G, Tegethoff SA, Papan C, Motov S, Shapira M, Stein M, Gottlieb TM, Eden E, Klein A. An immune-protein score combining TRAIL, IP-10 and CRP for predicting severe COVID-19 disease. Cytokine 169:156246. DOI: 10.1016/j.cyto.2023.156246


Abdin AD, Gärtner BC, Munteanu C, Weinstein I, Mele B, Gass P, Seitz B. Factors Associated With SARS-CoV-2 Infection at a German Medical Congress During the Omicron Wave.  JAMA Netw Open 6(6):e2318025. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.18025


Englisch CN, Wadood NA, Pätzold L, Gallagher A, Krasteva-Christ G, Becker SL, Bischoff M. Establishing an Experimental Pseudomonas aeruginosa Keratitis Model in Mice - Challenges and Solutions. Ann Anat. 249:152099. DOI: 10.1016/j.aanat.2023.152099


Leidecker M, Bertling A, Hussain M, Bischoff M, Eble J, Fender A, Jurk K, Rumpf C, Herrmann M, Kehrel B, Niemann S. Protein disulfide isomerase and extracellular adherence protein (Eap) cooperatively potentiate staphylococcal invasion into endothelial cells. Microbiol Spectrum11(3):e0388622. DOI: 10.1128/spectrum.03886-22


Bischoff J, Schneitler V, Duettmann W, Fuchs A, Schneitler S. The state of infectious disease training in Germany before introduction of the new board certification in internal medicine and infectious diseases: past experience and future expectations. Infection 51(3):589-598. DOI: 10.1007/s15010-023-02033-8


Papan C, Reifenrath K, Last K, Attarbaschi A, Graf N, Groll AH, Hübner J, Laws HJ, Lehrnbecher T, Liese JG, Martin L, Tenenbaum T, Vieth S, von Both U, Wagenpfeil G, Weichert S, Hufnagel M, Simon A; Antimicrobial use in pediatric oncology and hematology in Germany and Austria, 2020/2021: a cross-sectional, multi-center point-prevalence study with a multi-step qualitative adjudication process. AB-PPS PedOnc Study Group.Lancet Reg Health Eur. 28:100599. DOI: 10.1016/j.lanepe.2023.100599


Rehner J, Schmartz GP, Kramer T, Keller V, Keller A, Becker SL. The Effect of a Planetary Health Diet on the Human Gut Microbiome: A Descriptive Analysis. Nutrients 15(8):1924. DOI: 10.3390/nu15081924


Dittrich F, Albrecht UV, Scherer J, Becker SL, Landgraeber S, Back DA, Fessmann K, Haversath M, Beck S, Abbara-Czardybon M, Quitmann H, Harren AK, Aitzetmüller M, Klietz ML. Development of Open Backend Structures for Health Care Professionals to Improve Participation in App Developments: Pilot Usability Study of a Medical App. JMIR Form Res. 7:e42224. DOI: 10.2196/42224


Papan C, Geipel M, Heidtmann S, Müller R, Praschmo D, Meier CM, Walther G, Kurzai O, Groll AH, Zemlin M, Simon A. A mould in the fold should never grow old: cutaneous aspergillosis in a preterm neonate. Clin Microbiol Infect. 29(3):338-339. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2022.10.027


Hess S, Poryo M, Ruckes C, Papan C, Ehrlich A, Ebrahimi-Fakhari D, Bay JS, Wagenpfeil S, Simon A, Meyer S. Assessment of an umbilical venous catheter dwell-time of 8-14 days versus 1-7 days in very low birth weight infacts (UVC - You Will See): a pilot single-center, randomized controlled trial. Early Hum Dev. 179:105752. DOI: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2023.105752


Papan C, Schmitt M, Becker SL. Teaching Medical Microbiology With a Web-Based Course During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Retrospective Before-and-After Study. JMIR Med Educ. 9:e39680. DOI: 10.2196/39680


Gärtner BC, Klemis V, Schmidt T, Sester M, Meyer T. Transient Positive SARS-CoV-2 PCR without Induction of Systemic Immune Responses. Vaccines (Basel) 11(2):482. DOI: 10.3390/vaccines11020482


Tegethoff SA, Last K, Papan C. Multiomics single timepoint measurements to predict severe COVID-19. Lancet Digit Health. 5(2):e56. DOI:


Fröhlich F, Gronwald B, Bay J, Simon A, Poryo M, Geisel J, Tegethoff SA, Last K, Rissland J, Smola S, Becker SL, Zemlin M, Meyer S, Papan C. Expression of TRAIL, IP-10, and CRP in children with suspected COVID-19 and real-life impact of a computational signature on clinical decision-making: a prospective cohort study. Infection 9:1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s15010-023-01993-1


Papan C, Argentiero A, Adams O, Porwoll M, Hakim U, Farinelli E, Testa I, Pasticci MB, Mezzetti D, Perruccio K, Simon A, Liese JG, Knuf M, Stein M, Yacobov R, Bamberger E, Schneider S, Esposito S, Tenenbaum T. Association of viral load with TRAIL, IP-10, CRP biomarker signature and disease severity in children with respiratory tract infection or fever without source: a prospective, multicentre cohort study. J Med Virol. 95(1):e28113. DOI: 10.1002/jmv.28113


Dal-Ré R, Becker SL, Launay O, Pavli A. Vaccine certificates for international travelers in future pandemics. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 42(2):227-228. DOI: 10.1007/s10096-022-04544-y


Ebersbach JC, Sato MO, de Araújo MP, Sato M, Becker SL, Sy I. Matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry for differential identification of adult Schistosoma worms.Parasit Vectors. 19;16(1):20. DOI: 10.1186/s13071-022-05604-0


Brockhaus R, Wenzel GI, Becker SL, Wagenpfeil G, Schick B, Gärtner B, Simon A. Outpatient Antibiotic Prescription Rates and Mastoiditis in Children and Adolescents, Saarland, 2014-2019. Klin Padiatr. 235(1):23-30. DOI: 10.1055/a-1692-8923


Salzmann M, Platzer H, Mussbacher M, Derler M, Lenz M, Haider P, Brekalo M, Kral-Pointner JB, Kastl S, Speidl WS, Preissner KT, Schubert U, Bischoff M, Wojta J, Hohensinner PJ. Staphylococcus aureus extracellular adherence protein (Eap) reduces immune cell phenotype in developing but not in established atherosclerotic lesions. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 1869(3):166616. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2022.166616






Schnabel I, Schneitler S, Schüttoff T, Trawinski H, Lübbert C, Jassoy C. Diagnostic Specificity of Two Dengue Virus IgG ELISAs after Yellow Fever and Japanese Encephalitis Virus Vaccination. Trop Med Infect Dis. 8(1):7. DOI: 10.3390/tropicalmed8010007


Sy I, Conrad L, Becker SL.Recent Advances and Potential Future Applications of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry for Identification of Helminths. Diagnostics (Basel). 12(12):3035. DOI: 10.3390/diagnostics12123035


Pérez Guerra N, Reifschneider E, Becker SL, Szurman P, Macek A, Rickmann A. Recurrent corneal erosions related to an ocular injury 15 years before presentation.  Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 29:101787. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2022.101787


Huber C, Wolf S, Ziebhur W, Holmes MA, Assmann J, Lübke-Becker A, Thürmer A, Semmler T, Brombach, J, Bischoff M, Bethe A, Wieler LH, Epping L, Walter B. How to survive pig farming: mechanism of SCCmec element deletion and metabolic stress adaptation in livestock-associated MRSA. Front Microbiol. 13:969961. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.969961


Last K, Berger FK, Becker SL, Papan C, Braun BJ, Mörsdorf P, Pohlemann T, Altmeyer K, Simon A. Recurring Osteomyelitis Caused by Clostridium celerecrescens in an Adolescent After Motocross Trauma: The Importance of Multidisciplinary Care. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2022 Dec 1;41(12):e547-e548. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003687


Ahmad-Mansour N, Elhawy MI, Huc-Brandt S, Youssouf N, Pätzold L, Martin M, Abdel-Wadood N, Aljohmani A, Morsli M, Krasteva-Christ G, Becker SL, Yildiz D, Lavigne J-P, Gannoun-Zaki L, Bischoff M, Molle V. Characterization of the Secreted Acid Phosphatase SapS Reveals a Novel Virulence Factor of Staphylococcus aureus That Contributes to Survival and Virulence in Mice. Int J Mol Sci 23:14031. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms232214031


Meyer Sauteur PM, Chalker VJ, Berger C, Nir-Paz R, Beeton ML; ESGMAC and the ESGMAC–MyCOVID study group. Mycoplasma pneumoniae beyond the COVID-19 pandemic: where is it?  Lancet Microbe.3(12):e897. DOI: 10.1016/S2666-5247(22)00190-2


Last K, Hübsch L, Cevik M, Wolkewitz M, Müller SE, Huttner A, Papan C. Association between women's authorship and women's editorship in infectious diseases journals: a cross-sectional study. Lancet Infect Dis.22(10):1455-1464. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00367-X


Tegethoff SA, Fröhlich F, Papan C. Point-of-Care Testing in Children With Respiratory Tract Infections and Its Impact on Management and Patient Flow. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 41(11):e475-e477. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003615


Bock T, Bewarder M, Cetin O, Fadle N, Regitz E, Schwarz EC, Held J, Roth S, Lohse S, Pfuhl T, Wagener R, Smola S, Becker SL, Bohle RM, Trümper L, Siebert R, Hansmann ML, Pfreundschuh M, Drexler HG, Hoth M, Kubuschok B, Roemer K, Preuss KD, Hartmann S, Thurner L. B-cell receptors of EBV-negative Burkitt lymphoma bind modified isoforms of autoantigens. eJHaem 16;3(3):739-747.https://doi.org/10.1002/jha2.475


Rehner J, Schmartz GP, Groeger L, Dastbaz J, Ludwig N, Hannig M, Rupf S, Seitz B, Flockerzi E, Berger T, Reichert MC, Krawczyk M, Meese E, Herr C, Bals R, Becker SL, Keller A, Müller R; IMAGINE Consortium. Systematic cross-biospecimen evaluation of DNA extraction kits for long- and short-read multi-metagenomic sequencing studies. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics 20:405-417. DOI: 10.1016/j.gpb.2022.05.006


Müller R, Hofer W, Oueis E, Abou Fayad A, Deschner F, Andreas A, de Carvalho LP, Hüttel S, Bernecker S, Pätzold L, Morgenstern B, Zaburannyi N, Bischoff M, Stadler M, Held J, Herrmann J. Regio- and Stereoselective Epoxidation and Acidic Epoxide Opening of Antibacterial and Antiplasmodial Chlorotonils Yield Highly Potent Derivatives. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl.61(30):e202202816. DOI: 10.1002/anie.202202816


Olunoiki E, Rehner J, Bischoff M, Koshel E, Vogt T, Reichrath J, Becker SL. Characteristics of the Skin Microbiome in Selected Dermatological Conditions: A Narrative Review. Life (Basel). 12(9):1420. DOI: 10.3390/life12091420


Anagnostakos K, Becker SL, Sahan I. Antifungal-Loaded Acrylic Bone Cement in the Treatment of Periprosthetic Hip and Knee Joint Infections: A Review. Antibiotics (Basel). 2022 Jun 30;11(7):879. DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics11070879


Klemis V, Schmidt T, Schub D, Mihm J, Marx S, Abu-Omar A, Ziegler L, Hielscher F, Guckelmus C, Urschel R, Wagenpfeil S, Schneitler S, Becker SL, Gärtner BC, Sester U, Sester M. Comparative immunogenicity and reactogenicity of heterologous ChAdOx1-nCoV-19-priming and BNT162b2 or mRNA-1273-boosting with homologous COVID-19 vaccine regimens. Nat Commun. 2022 Aug 11;13(1):4710. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-32321-0


Muthukumar V, Shi L, Chai N, Langenbucher A, Becker SL, Seitz B, Orosz E, Stachon T, Kiderlen AF, Bischoff M, Szentmáry N. Efficacy of Off-Label Anti-Amoebic Agents to Suppress Trophozoite Formation of Acanthamoeba spp. on Non-Nutrient Agar Escherichia Coli Plates. Microorganisms. 2022 Aug 13;10(8):1642. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms10081642


Papan C, Reifenrath K, Last K, Attarbaschi A, Graf N, Groll AH, Huebner J, Laws HJ, Lehrnbecher T, Liese J, Martin L, Tenenbaum T, Weichert S, Vieth S, von Both U, Hufnagel M, Simon A. Antimicrobial Use in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology: Protocol for a Multicenter Point-Prevalence Study With Qualitative Expert Panel Assessment. JMIR Res Protoc. 11:e35774. DOI: 10.2196/35774


Schmider J, Bühler N, Mkwatta H, Lechleiter A, Mlaganile T, Utzinger J, Mzee T, Kazimoto T, Becker SL (2022). Microbiological characterisation of community-acquired urinary tract infections in Bagamoyo, Tanzania: a prospective study. Tropical Med Infect Dis 7:100. https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed7060100


Gund MP, Naim J, Hannig M, Halfmann A, Gärtner BC, Boros G, Rupf S (2022). CHX and a face shield cannot prevent contamination of surgical masks. Front Med. 9:896308. DOI: 10.3389/fmed.2022.896308


Hollenhorst MI, Nandigama R, Evers SB, Gamayun I, Abdel Wadood N, Salah A, Pieper M, Wyatt A, Stukalov A, Gebhardt A, Nadolni W, Burow W, Herr C, Beisswenger C, Kusumakshi S, Ectors F, Kichko TI, Hübner L, Reeh P, Munder A, Wienhold SM, Witzenrath M, Bals R, Flockerzi V, Gudermann T, Bischoff M, Lipp P, Zierler S, Chubanov V, Pichlmair A, König P, Boehm U, Krasteva-Christ G. Bitter taste signaling in tracheal epithelial brush cells elicits innate immune responses to bacterial infection. J Clin Invest. 132(13):e150951. DOI: 10.1172/JCI150951


Horemheb-Rubio G, Eggeling R, Schmeiβer N, Pfeifer N, Lengauer T, Gärtner BC, Prifert C, Kochanek M, Scheid C, Adams O, Kaiser R; Respiratory Virus Network. Respiratory viruses dynamics and interactions: ten years of surveillance in central Europe. BMC Public Health. 22:1167. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-022-13555-5


Manzke J, Stauf R, Neumann B, Molitor E, Hischebeth G, Simon M, Jantsch J, Rödel J, Becker SL, Halfmann A, Wichelhaus TA, Hogardt M, Serr A, Hess C, Wendel AF, Siegel E, Rohde H, Zimmermann S, Steinmann J. German multicenter study analyzing antimicrobial activity of ceftazidime-avibactam of clinical meropenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates using a commercially available broth microdilution assay. Antibiotics (Basel). 11:545. DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics11050545


Tegethoff SA, Danziger G, Kühn D, Kimmer C, Adams T, Heintz L, Metz C, Reifenrath K, Angresius R, Mang S, Rixecker T, Becker A, Geisel J, Jentgen C, Seiler F, Reichert MC, Fröhlich F, Meyer S, Rissland J, Ewen S, Wagenpfeil G, Last K, Smola S, Bals R, Lammert F, Becker SL, Krawczyk M, Lepper PM, Papan C. TNF-related apoptosis-inducing ligand, interferon gamma-induced protein 10, and C-reactive protein in predicting the progression of SARS-CoV-2 infection: a prospective cohort study. Int J Infect Dis. 122:178-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijid.2022.05.051


Gärtner BC, Weinke T, Wahle K, Kwetkat A, Beier D, Schmidt KJ, Schwarz TF. Importance and value of adjuvanted influenza vaccine in the care of older adults from a European perspective - A systematic review of recently published literature on real-world data. Vaccine 40:2999-3008. DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.04.019


Meyer Sauteur PM, Beeton ML, Uldum SA, Bossuyt N, Vermeulen M, Loens K, Pereyre S, Bébéar C, Keše D, Day J, Afshar B, Chalker VJ, Greub G, Nir-Paz R, Dumke R; ESGMAC–MyCOVID Study Team. Mycoplasma pneumoniae detections before and during the COVID-19 pandemic: results of a global survey, 2017 to 2021. Euro Surveill. 27(19):2100746. DOI: 10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2022.27.19.2100746


Dal-Ré R, Banzi R, Becker SL, Launay O, Pavli A. High heterogeneity on the accepted vaccines for COVID-19 certificates in European countries. Travel Med Infect Dis. 48:102321. DOI: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2022.102321


Pfeifer J, Thurner B, Kessel C, Fadle N, Kheiroddin P, Regitz E, Hoffmann MC, Kos IA, Preuss KD, Fischer Y, Roemer K, Lohse S, Heyne K, Detemple MC, Fedlmeier M, Juenger H, Sauer H, Meyer S, Rohrer T, Wittkowski H, Becker SL, Masjosthusmann K, Bals R, Gerling S, Smola S, Bewarder M, Birk E, Keren A, Böhm M, Jakob A, Abdul-Khaliq H, Anton J, Kabesch M, Pino-Ramirez RM, Foell D, Thurner L. Autoantibodies against interleukin-1 receptor antagonist in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children: a multicentre, retrospective, cohort study. Lancet Rheumatol. 4:e329-e337 DOI: 10.1016/S2665-9913(22)00064-9


Last K, Schwierzeck V, Koch CM, Becker SL, Forster J, Jazmati N, Papan C. Parenting and caregiving duties as career challenges among clinical microbiologists: a cross-sectional survey. Future Microbiol. 17:589-598 DOI: 10.2217/fmb-2021-0197


Jung P, Xiangda Zhou X, Sandra Iden S, Qu B, Bischoff M. AFM-based elasticity mapping in combination with light microscopy of T-cells. Bio-Protocol 12:e4383. DOI:10.21769/BioProtoc.4383


Benthien H, Fresenborg B, Pätzold L, Elhawy MI, Huc-Brandt S, Beisswenger C, Krasteva-Christ G, Becker SL,  Molle V, Knobloch JK, Bischoff M. The transcription factor SpoVG is of major importance for biofilm formation of Staphylococcus epidermidis under in vitro conditions, but dispensable for in vivo biofilm formation.  Int. J. Mol. Sci. 23:3255. DOI: 10.3390/ijms23063255


Abdrabou AMA, Bischoff M, Mellmann A, von Müller L, Margardt L, Gärtner BC, Berger F. Implementation of a Clostridioides difficile sentinel surveillance system  in Germany: First insights for 2019-2021. Anareobe77:102548. DOI: 10.1016/j.anaerobe.2022.102548


Mischo J, Faidt T, McMillan R, Dudek J,  Gunaratnam G,  Bayenat P, Holtsch A, Spengler C, Müller F,  Hähl H,  Bischoff M, Hannig M, Jacobs K. Hydroxyapatite pellets as versatile model surfaces for systematic adhesion studies on enamel: A force spectroscopy case study. ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, 11;8(4):1476-1485.  DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c00925


Dal-Ré R, Becker SL, Bottieau E, Holm S. Availability of oral antivirals against SARS-CoV-2 infection and the requirement for an ethical prescribing approach. Lancet Infect Dis.22(8):e231-e238. DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(22)00119-0


Aguilera-Alonso D, Cantón R, Giske CG, Kahlmeter G, Kohns Vasconcelos M, Papan C, Turnidge J; ESPID-EUCAST Joint Task Force. Searching High and Low: Call for a Joint European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases-European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Survey on Dosage of Antibacterial Agents in Children-Part One. Pediatr Infect Dis J.41(4):e182-e185. DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000003457


Alonso DA, Cantón R, Giske CG, Kahlmeter G, Vasconcelos MK, Papan C, Turnidge J; ESPID-EUCAST Joint Task Force. Searching high and low: Call for a joint ESPID-EUCAST survey on dosage of antibacterial agents in children - Part One. Clin Microbiol Infect.28(4):625-627. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2021.12.015


Papan C, Argentiero A, Porwoll M, et al. A host signature based on TRAIL, IP-10, and CRP for reducing antibiotic overuse in children by differentiating bacterial from viral infections: A prospective, multicentre cohort study. Clin Microbiol Infect.28(5):723-730. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2021.10.019


Trouvain AM, Bocqué C, Müller LJ, Heinrich C, Bewarder M, Pérez Guerra N, Szurman G, Becker SL, Rickmann A. Conjunctival mantle cell lymphoma – a therapeutic challenge. Ophthalmologe119(8):837-840. DOI: 10.1007/s00347-021-01462-w


Poryo M, Wagner A, Geipel M, Becker SL, Nemat S, Meyer S. Soft tissue infection as a rare cause of neonatal sepsis. Wien Med Wochenschr.172(11-12):245-246. DOI: 10.1007/s10354-021-00868-0


Schneitler S, Seebacher J, Matos FB, Aktar I, Lantwin P, Archodoulakis A, Adamczick C, Becker SL, James R. Awareness and perceptions of medical students and doctors regarding Tropical Medicine education and training in Europe: An international, online-based survey. Travel Med Infect Dis.48:102323. DOI: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2022.102323


Last K, Lepper PM, Jung P, Schäfers HJ, Boutin S, Heeg K, Becker SL, Nurjadi D, Papan C. Staphylococcus massiliensis isolated from human blood cultures, Germany, 2017–2020. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 26:1-7 DOI: 10.1007/s10096-022-04409-4


Roth S, Jung P, Boone J, Mellmannn A, Nimmesgern A, Becker SL, Berger FK, von Müller L. Antigen-specific versus neutralizing antibodies against conditioned media of patients with Clostridioides difficile infection. Front Microbiol 13:859037. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.859037


Feucherolles M, Nennig M, Becker SL, Martiny D, Losch S, Penny C, Cauchie HM, Ragimbeau C. Combination of MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry and machine learning for rapid antimicrobial resistance screening: the case of Campylobacter spp. Front Microbiol 12:804484. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.804484


Sester M, Becker SL. Boosting immunity after CoronaVac. Lancet 399(10324):496-497. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(22)00095-2


Szymski D, Weber H, Anzer G, Alt V, Meyer T, Gärtner BC, Krutsch W. Contact times in professional football before and during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: Tracking data from the German Bundesliga. Eur J Sport Sci. 25:1-17. DOI: 10.1080/17461391.2022.2032837


Abdin AD, Gärtner BC, Seitz B. Central retinal artery occlusion following COVID-19 vaccine administration. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 26:101430. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2022.101430


Kühn JP, Linsler S, Nourkami-Tutdibi N, Meyer S, Becker SL, Yilmaz U, Schick B, Bozzato A, Kulas P. Pott's puffy tumor: a need for interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment. HNO 70(Suppl 1):8-13.DOI: 10.1007/s00106-021-01134-w


Aljohmani A, Opitz B, Bischoff M, Yildiz D. Pseudomonas aeruginosa Triggered Exosomal Release of ADAM10 Mediates Proteolytic Cleavage in Trans. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 23:1259. DOI: 10.3390/ijms23031259


Schreiber S, Faude O, Gärtner BC, Meyer T, Egger F. Risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission from on-field player contacts in amateur, youth and professional football (soccer). Br J Sports Med, 56:158-164. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2021-104441


Martin C, Löw U, Quintin A, Schießl G, Gärtner BC, Heim A, Seitz B. Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis: efficacy of outbreak management. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 260:173–180. DOI: 10.1007/s00417-021-05344-4






Schmidt T, Klemis V, Schub D, Schneitler S, Reichert MC, Wilkens H, Sester U, Sester M, Mihm J. Cellular immunity predominates over humoral immunity after homologous and heterologous mRNA and vector-based COVID-19 vaccine regimens in solid organ transplant recipients. Am J Transplant. 21(12):3990-4002. DOI: DOI: 10.1111/ajt.16818


Burmann A, Tischler M, Faßbach M, Schneitler S, Meister S. The Role of Physicians in Digitalizing Health Care Provision: Web-Based Survey Study. JMIR Med Inform. 9(11):e31527. DOI: 10.2196/31527

Egger F, Faude O, Schreiber S, Gärtner BC, Meyer T. Does playing football (soccer) lead to SARS-CoV-2 transmission? - A case study of 3 matches with 18 infected football players. Sci Med Footb. 5(sup1):2-7. DOI: 10.1080/24733938.2021.1895442


Spengler C, Nolle F, Thewes N, Wieland B, Jung P, Bischoff M, Jacobs K. Using Knock-Out Mutants to Investigate the Adhesion of Staphylococcus aureus to Abiotic Surfaces. Int J Mol Sci. 22:11952. DOI: 10.3390/ijms222111952


Michaelis M, Gärtner BC, Henke-Gendo C, Mattner F. Norovirusausbrüche in deutschen Kindertagesstätten –Zwischenergebnisse der Studie NoroPrevent und Vergleich der Hygienemaßnahmen während der SARS-CoV-2-Pandemie. Hygiene und Medizin 11:2021


Schneitler S, Bub F, Benthien S, Lepper PM, Kurzai O, Becker SL, Roth S. Floating fungus balls in a blood culture bottle. Clin Microbiol Infect 27:1790-1791. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2021.02.015


Nurjadi D, Eichel VM, Tabatabai P, Klein S, Last K, Mutters NT, Pöschl J, Zanger P, Heeg K, Boutin S. Surveillance for Colonization, Transmission, and Infection With Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. JAMA Netw Open. 4:e2124938. DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.24938


Feucherolles M, Nennig M, Becker SL, Martiny D, Losch S, Penny C, Cauchie HM, Ragimbeau C. Investigation of MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry for Assessing the Molecular Diversity of Campylobacter jejuni and Comparison with MLST and cgMLST: A Luxembourg One-Health Study. Diagnostics. 11:1949. doi: 10.3390/diagnostics11111949 .


Gunaratnam G, Dudek J, Jung P, Becker SL, Jacobs K, Bischoff M, Hannig M. Quantification of the adhesion strength of Candida albicans to tooth enamel. Microorganisms 9:2213. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9112213


Becker SL, Weber SF, de Forest A, Phiri S, Förster P, Nhlema A, Denkinger CM, Nimmesgern A, Neuhann F. Application of a POC-CCA rapid diagnostic test and serology for detection of schistosomiasis in HIV-positive individuals in urban Malawi. Acta Tropica 224:106142. DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2021.106142


Krutsch W, Hadji A, Tröß T, Szymski D, Aus der Fünten K, Gärtner BC, Alt V, Meyer T. No increased injury incidence in the German Bundesliga after the SARS-CoV-2 virus lockdown. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 20:1-8. DOI: 10.1007/s00402-021-04060-2


Ockfen S, Egle L, Sauter K, Haber M, Becker SL, Wagenpfeil G, Graf N, Simon A. Meropenem Use in Pediatric Oncology - Audit on Indication, Appropriateness and Consumption Comparing Patient Derived and Pharmacy Dispensing Data. Klin Padiatr. 233:278-285. DOI: 10.1055/a-1481-8905


Last K, Power NR, Dellière S, Velikov P, Šterbenc A, Antunovic IA, Lopes MJ, Schweitzer V, Barac A, on behalf of the Trainee Association of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID). Future developments in training. Clin Microbiol Infect. 27:1595-1600. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2021.06.032


Gund M, Isack J, Hannig M, Thieme-Ruffing S, Gärtner BC, Boros G, Rupf S. Contamination of surgical mask during aerosol-producing dental treatments. Clin Oral Investig. 25:3173-3180. DOI: 10.1007/s00784-020-03645-2


Kitanovski S, Horemheb-Rubio G, Adams O, Gärtner BC, Lengauer T, Hoffmann D, Kaiser R. Rhinovirus prevalence as indicator for efficacy of measures against SARS-CoV-2. BMC Public Health 21:1178. DOI:  10.1186/s12889-021-11178-w


Gund MP, Boros G, Hannig M, Thieme-Ruffing S, Gärtner BC, Rohrer TR, Simon A, Rupf S. Bacterial contamination of forehead skin and surgical mask in aerosol-producing dental treatment. J Oral Microbiol. 13:1978731. DOI: 10.1080/20002297.2021.1978731


Ortiz de Lejarazu-Leonardo R, Montomoli E, Wojcik R, Christopher S, Mosnier A, Pariani E, Trilla Garcia A, Fickenscher H, Gärtner BC, Jandhyala R, Zambon M, Moore C. Estimation of Reduction in Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Due to Egg-Adaptation Changes—Systematic Literature Review and Expert Consensus. Vaccines 9:1255. DOI: 10.3390/ma12233914


Mzee T, Kazimoto T, Madata J, Masalu R, Bischoff M, Matee M, Becker SL. Prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility and genotypic characteristics of Staphylococcus aureus in Tanzania: a systematic review. Bull Natl Res Cent 45:162 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s42269-021-00612-z


Wendel TP, Feucherolles M, Rehner J, Poppert S, Utzinger J, Becker SL, Sy I. Evaluating different storage media for identification of Taenia saginata proglottids using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. Microorganisms 9:2006. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9102006


Pätzold L, Stark A, Ritzmann F, Tschernig T, Reichrath J, Bals R, Bischoff M, Beisswenger C.  IL-17C and IL-17RE promote wound closure in a Staphylococcus aureus-based murine wound infection model. Microorganisms 9:1821. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9091821


Schmidt T, Klemis V, Schub D, Mihm J, Hielscher F, Marx S, Abu-Omar A, Ziegler L, Guckelmus C, Urschel R, Schneitler S, Becker SL, Gärtner BC, Sester U, Sester M. Immunogenicity and reactogenicity of heterologous ChAdOx1 nCoV-19/mRNA vaccination. Nat Med. 27:1530-1535. DOI: 10.1038/s41591-021-01464-w


Groll AH, Gordon K, Buchheidt D, Willinger B, Heinz WJ, Kurzai O, Rickerts V, Cornely OA, Medical Mycology at German Academic Medical Centers (MMGAMC) Study Group (2021). State of medical mycology at German academic medical centers: a survey of the German-speaking mycological society (DMYKG) and the Paul Ehrlich Society for Chemotherapy (PEG). Mycoses 64:1177-1182. DOI: 0.1111/myc.13346


Windpessl M, Heine GH, Becker SL, Scheuer AL, Sester M, Kronbichler A. The impact of immunosuppression and chronic kidney disease on immunogenicity of COVID-19 vaccines. Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 146:1277-1282. DOI: 10.1055/a-1550-7288


Roth S, Thurner L, Becker SL. Application of the FilmArray® BioThreat Panel for molecular diagnosis of human tularemia. Ticks Tick Borne Dis. 12:101792. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2021.101792


Schneitler S, Gülker J, Alhussein F, Bub F, Halfmann A, Klein L, Roth S, Jung P, Becker SL. Experiences with pre-travel diagnostic PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2: Challenges and opportunities. J Travel Med. 28(7):taab116. DOI: 10.1093/jtm/taab116


Sester M, Gärtner BC.  Diversity of antibody responses after influenza infection or vaccination– Needed or nice to have? Am. J. Transplant. 21:2631-2632. DOI: 10.1111/ajt.16554


Anagnostakos K, Grzega C, Sahan I, Geipel U, Becker SL. Occurrence of Rare Pathogens at the Site of Periprosthetic Hip and Knee Joint Infections: A Retrospective, Single-Center Study. Antibiotics (Basel) 10:882. DOI: 10.3390/antibiotics10070882


Thurner L, Hartmann S, Bewarder M, Fadle N, Regitz E, Schormann C, Quiroga N, Kemele M, Klapper W, Rosenwald A, Trümper L, Bohle RM, Nimmesgern A, Körbel C, Laschke MW, Menger MD, Barth S, Kubuschok B, Mottok A, Kaddu-Mulindwa D, Hansmann ML, Pöschel V, Held G, Murawski N, Stilgenbauer S, Neumann F, Preuss KD, Pfreundschuh M. Identification of the atypically modified autoantigen Ars2 as the target of B-cell receptors from activated B cell-type diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Haematologica 106:2224-2232. DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2019.241653


Jung P, Zhou X, Iden S, Bischoff M, Qu B.T cell stiffness is enhanced upon formation of immunological synapse. Elife 10:e66643. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.66643


Thalla DG, Jung P, Bischoff M, Lautenschläger F. Role of Extracellular Vimentin in Cancer-Cell Functionality and Its Influence on Cell Monolayer Permeability Changes Induced by SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Binding Domain. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22:7469. DOI: 10.3390/ijms22147469


Duwe SC, Schmidt B, Gärtner BC, Timm J, Adams O, Fickenscher H, Schmidtke M. Prophylaxis and treatment of influenza: options, antiviral susceptibility, and existing recommendations. GMS Infectious Diseases 9:Doc02. DOI: 10.3205/id000071


Simon A, Zemlin M, Geipel M, Gärtner BC, ArmannJ, Meyer S. Hygienestandards auf einer neonatologischen Intensivstation. Gynakologe 54:428–434. DOI: 10.1007/s00129-021-04804-6


Januschowski K, Boden KT, Szurman P, Stalmans P, Siegel R, Pérez Guerra N, Becker SL, Rickmann A, Biscorca-Gassendorf L. Effectiveness of immediate vitrectomy and intravitreal antibiotics for post-injection endophthalmitis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 259:1609-1615. DOI: 10.1007/s00417-021-05071-w


Breitbart P, Meister S, Meyer T, Gärtner BC. Incidence and prevalence of Borrelia burgdorferi antibodies in male professional football players. Clin J Sport Med 31:e200-e206. DOI: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000758


Papan C,  Schröder M, Hoffmann M, Knoll H, Last K, Albrecht F, Geisel J, Fink T, Gärtner BC, Mellmann A, Volk T, Berger FK, Becker SL. Combined antibiotic stewardship and infection control measures to contain the spread of linezolid‑resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis in an intensive care unit. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 10:99. DOI: 10.1186/s13756-021-00970-3


Becker SL, Gauer A, Thurner L. Fatigue, weight loss, hypotension and electrolyte imbalance after a long-term stay in Thailand: a diagnostic challenge. Travel Med Infect Dis 41:102063. DOI: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.102063


Frickmann H*, Lunardon LM*, Hahn A, Loderstädt U, Lindner AK, Becker SL, Mockenhaupt FP, Weber C, Tannich E. Evaluation of a duplex real-time PCR in human serum for simultaneous detection and differentiation of Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma haematobium infections – a cross-sectional study. Travel Med Infect Dis 41:102035. DOI: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2021.102035


Metz C, Rixecker T, Mang S, Becker A, Maßmann A, Becker SL, Papan C, Gärtner B, Seiler F, Danziger G, Bals R, Lepper PM. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome due to Mycoplasma pneumoniae Misinterpreted as SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Case Rep Pulmonol. 2021:5546723. DOI: 10.1155/2021/5546723


Dellière S, Peiffer-Smadja N, João-Lopes M, Cevik M, Pichon M, Bleibtreu A, Schweitzer V, Last K, Ferreira TG, Lemaignen A, Barac A. Aims and challenges of building national trainee networks in clinical microbiology and infectious disease disciplines. Future Microbiol. 16:687-695. DOI: 10.2217/fmb-2021-0045


Elhawy MI, Molle V, Becker SL, Bischoff M. The Low-Molecular Weight Protein Arginine Phosphatase PtpB Affects Nuclease Production, Cell Wall Integrity, and Uptake Rates of Staphylococcus aureus by Polymorphonuclear Leukocytes. Int J Mol Sci 22:5342. DOI: 10.3390/ijms22105342


Elhawy MI, Huc-Brandt S, Pätzold L, Gannoun-Zaki L, Abdrabou AMA, Bischoff M,  Molle V. The phosphoarginine phosphatase PtpB from Staphylococcus aureus is involved in bacterial stress adaptation during infection. Cells 10:645. DOI: 10.3390/cells10030645


Kaddu-Mulindwa D, Thurner L, Bewarder M, Murawski N, Ahlgrimm M, Pfuhl T, Gärtner BC, Smola S,  Stilgenbauer S. Protection strategy against outbreak of COVID-19 at a tertiary hematology-oncology: strengths and pitfalls. Infect Agents Cancer 16(1):17. DOI: 10.1186/s13027-021-00356-5


Herberger S, Oberkircher N, Wenzel GI, Hecker D, Wagenpfeil G, Furtwängler R, Becker SL, Papan C, Graf N, Simon A. Prospective audit of gentamicin drug monitoring practice in a pediatric cancer center. Klin Padiatr 233:123-126. DOI: 10.1055/a-1352-5053


Papan C, Karremann M, Weis M, Petzold A, Zahn K, Schroten H, Weichert S, Tenenbaum T. A 28-Day-Old Boy with Multifocal Osteomyelitis Mimicking Non-Accidental Injury. Klin Padiatr. 233:91-93. DOI: 10.1055/a-1219-8053


Mang S, Kaddu-Mulindwa D, Metz C, Becker A, Seiler F, Smola S, Maßmann A, Becker SL, Papan C, Bals R, Lepper PM, Danziger G. Pneumocystis Jirovecii Pneumonia and SARS-CoV-2 Co-Infection in newly diagnosed HIV-1 infection. Clin Infect Dis. 72:1487-1489. DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa906


Gärtner BC, Avery RK. Respiratory Viral Infections in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: New Insights from Multicenter Data. Am J Transplant. 21:1685-1686. DOI: 10.1111/ajt.16408


Papan C, Last K, Meyer S. COVID-19: fighting the foe with Virchow. Infection 49:1069-1070. DOI: 10.1007/s15010-021-01628-3


Abdrabou AMM, Bajwa ZUH, Halfmann A, Mellmann A, Nimmesgern A, Margardt L, Bischoff M, von Müller L, Gärtner BC, Berger FK: Molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Clostridioides difficile in Germany, 2014-2019. Int J Med Microbiol. 311:151507. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2021.151507


Heine GH, Becker SL, Scheuer AL, Schirmer SH. [SARS-CoV-2 vaccines – what the nephrologist should know]. Dtsch Med Wochenschr 146:466-470. DOI: 10.1055/a-1375-4471


Michels R, Last K, Becker SL, Papan C. Update on coagulase-negative Staphylococci – what the clinician should know. Microorganisms 9:830. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9040830


Meyer T, Wolfarth B, Gärtner BC. Recommendations for athletes to vaccinate against SARS-CoV-2. Dtsch Z Sportmed. 72:E1-E4.


Pätzold L, Brausch AC, Bielefeld EL, Zimmer L, Somerville GA, Bischoff M, Gaupp R. Impact of the histidine-containing phosphocarrier protein HPr on carbon metabolism and virulence in Staphylococcus aureus. Microorganisms 9:466. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9030466


Mack D, Gärtner BC, Rössler A, Kimpel J, Donde K, Harzer O, Krutsch W, von Laer D, Meyer T. Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies in a large prospective cohort study of elite football players in Germany (May-June 2020): implications for a testing protocol in asymptomatic individuals and estimation of the rate of undetected cases. Clin Microbiol  Infect. 27:473.e1-473.e4. DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2020.11.033


Becker SL, Bisorca-Gassendorf L, Boden KT, Al-Nawaiseh S, Januschowski K, Seitz B, Pérez Guerra N. Microbiological and infectious disease considerations in postoperative endophthalmitis. Ophthalmologe 118:230-234. DOI: 10.1007/s00347-020-01287-z


Kaczor A, Witek K, Podlewska S, Sinou V, Czekajewska J, Żesławska E, Doroz-Płonka A, Lubelska A, Latacz G, Nitek W, Bischoff M, Alibert S, Pagès JM, Jacob C, Karczewska E, Bolla JM, Handzlik J. Molecular insights into an antibiotic enhancer action of new morpholine-containing 5-arylideneimidazolones in the fight against MDR bacteria. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 22:2062.DOI: 10.3390/ijms22042062


Roth S, Berger FK, Link A, Nimmesgern A, Lepper PM, Murawski N, Bittenbring JT, Becker SL. Application and clinical impact of the RESIST-4 O.K.N.V. rapid diagnostic test for carbapenemase detection in blood cultures and clinical samples. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 40:423-428. DOI: 10.1007/s10096-020-04021-4


Müller CSL, Vogt T, Becker SL. Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease triggered by systemic lupus erythematosus and Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection – a report of a case and a review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 43:202-208. DOI: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000001764


Sy I, Margardt L, Ngbede EO, Adah MI, Yusuf ST, Keiser J, Rehner J, Utzinger J, Poppert S, Becker SL. Identification of adult Fasciola spp. using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) mass spectrometry. Microorganisms 9:82. DOI: 10.3390/microorganisms9010082


Meyer T, Mack D, Donde K, Harzer O, Krutsch W, Rössler A, Kimpel J, von Laer D, Gärtner BC. Successful return to professional men’s football (soccer) competition after the COVID-19 shutdown: a cohort study in the German Bundesliga. Br J Sport Med. 55:62-66. DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2020-103150






Papajovà I, Bystrianska J, Giboda M, Becker SL, Utzinger J, Marti H. Intestinal parasites in segregated minority communities of Slovakia: results from a cross-sectional survey in children. Acta Trop 214:105783.


Monemo P, Demba N, Touré FS, Traoré A, Avi C, N’Guessan MA, Tadet JO, Gobey AR, Anoh AE, Diarrassouba A, Tuo MN, Cissé A, Saric J, Utzinger J, Tia H, Kouassi-N’Djeundo J, Becker SL, Akoua-Koffi C. Pharyngeal carriage of beta-haemolytic Streptococcus species and seroprevalence of anti-streptococcal antibodies in children in Bouaké, Côte d’Ivoire. Trop Med Infect Dis 5:177.


Berkefeld A, Berger FK, Gärtner BC, Wantia N, Prinzing A, Laugwitz KL, Busch DH, Rothe K. Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile Pacemaker Infection. Open Forum Infect Dis. 7:ofaa487.


Kühn D, Metz C, Seiler F, Wehrfritz H, Roth S, Alqudrah M, Becker A, Bracht H, Wagenpfeil S, Hoffmann M, Bals R, Hübner U, Geisel J, Lepper PM, Becker SL. Antibiotic therapeutic drug monitoring in intensive care patients treated with different modalities of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and renal replacement therapy: a prospective, observational single-center study. Crit Care 24:664.


Gunaratnam G, Spengler C, Trautmann S, Jung P, Mischo J, Wieland B, Metz C, Becker SL, Hannig M, Jacobs K, and Bischoff M. Human blood plasma factors affect the adhesion kinetics of Staphylococcus aureus to central venous catheters. Sci. Rep. 10:20992.


Schneitler S, Jung P, Bub F, Alhussein F, Benthien S, Berger FK, Berkó-Göttel B, Eisenbeis J, Hahn D, Halfmann A, Last K, Linxweiler M, Lohse S, Papan C, Pfuhl T, Rissland J, Roth S, Schlotthauer U, Utzinger J, Smola S, Gärtner BC, Becker SL. Simple questionnaires to improve pooling strategies for SARS-CoV-2- laboratory testing. Ann Glob Health 86:148.


Sauter K, Egle L, Ockfen S, Haber M, Becker SL, Wagenpfeil G, Graf N, Simon A. Systemic antifungal use in a pediatric cancer center - Audit comparing pharmacy dispensing data with patient-derived consumption. Annals of Pediatrics 3:1045.


Shi L, Muthukumar V, Stachon T, Latta L, Elhawy MI, Gunaratnam G, Erika Orosz E, Seitz B, Kiderlen AF, Bischoff M,  Szentmáry N. The effect of antiamoebic agents and Ce6-PDT on Acanthamoeba castellanii trophozoites and cysts, in vitro. Translational Vision Science & Technology 9:29.


Alhussein F, Fürstenberg J, Gaupp R, Eisenbeis J, Last K, Becker SL, Papan C.Human infections caused by Staphylococcus argenteus in Germany: genetic characterisation and clinical implications of novel species designation. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 39:2461-2465.


Becker SL. WGS for infection prevention and control in Africa. Lancet Microbe 1:E95-E96.


Dauben TJ, Dewald C, Firkowska-Boden I, Helbing C, Peisker H, Roth M, Bossert J, Jandt KD. Quantifying the relationship between surfaces' nano-contact point density and adhesion force of Candida albicans. Colloids Surf B Biointerfaces 194:111177.


Schub, D., Klemis, V., Schneitler, S., Mihm, J., Lepper, P.M., Wilkens, H., Bals, R., Eichler, H., Gärtner, B.C., Becker, S.L., Sester, U., Sester, M., and Schmidt, T. High levels of SARS-CoV-2 specific T-cells with restricted functionality in severe course of COVID-19. JCI Insight 5:e142167.


Meyer S, Papan C, Last K. A global health perspective on SARS-CoV-2-hazards, disaster and hope. Wien Med Wochenschr. 170:357-358.


Roth S, Ehrlich T, Schäfers HJ, Becker SL. Late-onset native valve endocarditis caused by Corynebacterium kroppenstedtii. Int J Infect Dis 101:1-3.


Haupenthal J, Kautz Y, Elgaher WAM, Pätzold L, Roehrig T, Laschke MW, Tschernig T, Hirsch AKH, Molodtsov V, Murakami KS, Hartmann RW, Bischoff M. Evaluation of Bacterial RNA Polymerase Inhibitors in a Staphylococcus aureus-based Wound-Infection Model in SKH1 Mice. ACS Infect Dis. 6:2573-2581.


Lohse S, Pfuhl T, Berkó-Göttel B, Gärtner B, Becker SL, Schneitler S, Smola S. Challenges and issues of SARS-CoV-2 pool testing - Authors' reply. Lancet Infect Dis. 20:1234-1235.


Lohse S, Pfuhl T, Berkó-Göttel B, Rissland J, Geißler T, Gärtner B, Becker SL, Schneitler S, Smola S. Pooling of samples for testing for SARS-CoV-2 in asymptomatic people. Lancet Infect Dis. 20:1231-1232.


Ramsthaler F, Heinbuch S, Schmidt PH, Bohle RM, Rissland J, Gärtner B, Verhoff MA,  Kettner M, Potente S. Aktuelle Empfehlungen zum Umgang mit dem Verdacht auf COVID-19 in der rechtsmedizinischen Routine. Archiv für Kriminologie 245: 50-63.


Nieß AM, Bloch W, Friedmann-Bette B, Grim C, Gärtner B, Halle M, Hirschmüller A, Kopp C, Meyer T, Niebauer J, Predel G, Reinsberger C, Röcker K, Scharhag J, Schneider C, Scherr J, Steinacker JM, Mayer F, Wolfarth B. Recommendations for exercise testing in sports medicine during the current pandemic situation (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19). German Journal of Sports Medicine 71: E1-E2.


Jung P, Mischo CE, Gunaratnam G, Spengler C, Becker SL, Hube B, Jacobs K, Bischoff M. Candida albicans adhesion to central venous catheters: Impact of blood plasma-driven germ tube formation and pathogen-derived adhesin.Virulence 11:1453-1465.


Gund M, Isack J, Hannig M, Thieme-Ruffing S, Gärtner B, Boros G, Rupf S. Contamination of surgical mask during aerosol-producing dental treatments. Clin Oral Investig. 27:1–8.


Maikranz E, Spengler C, Thewes N, Thewes A, Nolle F, Jung P, Bischoff M, Santen L, Jacobs K. Different binding mechanisms of Staphylococcus aureus to hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces. Nanoscale 12:19267-19275.


Schneider MS, Schaeg M, Gärtner BC, Berger FK, Becker SL. Do written diagnosis-treatment recommendations on microbiological test reports improve the management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia? A single-center, retrospective, observational study. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 98:115170.


Papan C, Keeren K, Schroten H, Tenenbaum T. Peripheral Facial Nerve Palsy in Children With Enterovirus Infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 39:e326-e329.


Stenger T, Ledo A, Ziller C, Schub D, Schmidt T, Enders M, Gärtner BC, Sester M, Meyer T. Timing of Vaccination after Training: Immune Response and Side Effects in Athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 52:1603-1609.


Schöndorf D, Simon A, Wagenpfeil G, Gärtner B, Geipel M, Zemlin M, Schöndorf M, Meyer S. Colonization Screening Targeting Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Pathogens Does Not Increase the Use of Carbapenems in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Front Pediatr. 8:427.


Huber C, Stamm I, Ziebuhr W, Marincola G, Bischoff M, Trommenger B, Jaschkowitz G, Marciniak T, Cuny C, Witte W, Doellinger J, Schaudinn C, Thürmer A, Epping L, Semmler T, Lübke-Becker A, Wieler LH, Walther B. Silence as a way of niche adaptation: mecC-MRSA with variations in the accessory gene regulator (agr) functionality express kaleidoscopic phenotypes. Sci Rep. 10:14787.


Papan C, Langer F, Bittenbring JT, Bohle RM, Schäfers HJ, Fries P, Becker SL. A 71-year-old man with chest pain and a slowly progressive pulmonary mass. Chest 158:e123-e126.


Sanftenberg L, Roggendorf H, Babucke M, Breckwoldt J, Gärtner BC, Hetzer B, Lendeckel A, Riemenschneider H, Voigt K, Keplinger A, Wiedermann U, Berberat PO, Schelling J. Medical students' knowledge and attitudes regarding vaccination against measles, influenza and HPV. An international multicenter study. J Prev Med Hyg. 61:E181-E185


Konstantinović J, Yahiaoui S, Alhayek A, Haupenthal J, Schönauer E, Andreas A, Kany AM, Mueller R, Köhnke J, Berger F, Bischoff M, Hartmann RW, Brandstetter H, Hirsch AKH. N-Aryl-3-mercaptosuccinimides as Antivirulence Agents Targeting Pseudomonas aeruginosa Elastase and Clostridium Collagenases. J Med Chem. 63:8359-8368.


Papan C, Willersinn M, Weiß C, Karremann M, Schroten H, Tenenbaum T. Antibiotic utilization in hospitalized children under 2 years of age with influenza or respiratory syncytial virus infection - a comparative, retrospective analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 20:606.


Davies K, Lawrence J, Berry C, Davis G, Yu H, Cai B, Gonzalez E, Prantner I, Kurcz A, Macovei I, Pituch H, Nováková E, Nyč O, Gärtner B, Berger FK, Oleastro M, Cornely OA, Vehreschild MJGT, Pedneault L, Wilcox M. Risk Factors for Primary Clostridium difficile Infection; Results From the Observational Study of Risk Factors for Clostridium difficile Infection in Hospitalized Patients With Infective Diarrhea. Front Public Health. 8:293.


Kridaningsih TN, Sukmana DJ, Mufidah H, Diptyanusa A, Kusumasari RA, Burdam FH, Kenangalem E, Poespoprodjo JR, Fuad A, Mahendradhata Y, Supargiyono S, Utzinger J, Becker SL, Murhandarwati EEH. Epidemiology and risk factors of human Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Papua, Indonesia: a molecular diagnostic study. Acta Tropica 209:105575


Thurner L, Hartmann S, Fadle N, Regitz E, Kemele M, Kim YJ, Bohle RM, Nimmesgern A, von Müller L, Kempf VAJ, Weniger MA, Neumann F, Schneider N, Vornanen M, Sundström C, de Leval L, Engert A, Eichenauer DA, Küppers R, Preuss KD, Hansmann ML, Pfreundschuh M. Lymphocyte predominant cells detect Moraxella catarrhalis-derived antigens in nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma. Nat Commun. 11:2465.


Meyer S, Nüßlein T, Nährlich L, Bend J, Gärtner BC, Becker SL, Simon A. Infection prevention and control in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF): results from a survey in 35 German CF treatment centers. J of Cyst Fibrosis 19:384-387.


Kaddu-Mulindwa D, Roth S, Klees-Rollmann A, Fassbender K, Fousse M. Primary HIV infection presenting with Kaposi sarcoma and limbic encephalitis.  J Neurovirol. 26:292-296


Abdulnasser Harfoush S, Hannig M, Le DD, Heck S, Leitner M, Omlor AJ, Tavernaro I, Kraegeloh A, Kautenburger R, Kickelbick G, Beilhack A, Bischoff M, Nguyen J, Sester M, Bals R, Dinh QT. High-dose intranasal application of titanium dioxide nanoparticles induces the systemic uptakes and allergic airway inflammation in asthmatic mice. Respir Res. 21:168.


Gaidar D, Jonas A, Akulenko R, Ruffing U, Herrmann M, Helms V, von Müller L. Analysis of the dynamics of Staphylococcus aureus binding to white blood cells using whole blood assay and geno-to-pheno mapping. Int J Med Microbiol. 310:151411.


Karaoui WR, Rustom LBO, Bou Daher H, Rimmani HH, Rasheed SS, Matar GM, Mahfouz R, Araj GF, Zahreddine N, Kanj SS, Berger FK, Gärtner B, El Sabbagh R, Sharara AI. Incidence, outcome, and risk factors for recurrence of nosocomial Clostridioides difficile infection in adults: A prospective cohort study. J Infect Public Health. 13:485-490


Davies K, Davis G, Barbut F, Eckert C, Petrosillo N, Pisapia R, Gärtner BC, Berger FK, Reigadas E, Bouza E, Demont C, Wilcox MH. Factors affecting reported Clostridioides difficile infection rates; the more you look the more you find, but should you believe what you see? Anaerobe 62:102178.


Berger FK, Mellmann A, Bischoff M, von Müller L, Becker SL, Simango C, Gärtner BC. Molecular epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of Clostridioidesdifficile detected in chicken, soil and human samples from Zimbabwe. Int J Infect Dis. 96:82-87.


Leuer L, Krill A, Wilkens H, Wagenpfeil G, Bischoff M, Meier C, Bals R, Tschernig T. The phagocytosis of blood leukocytes from cystic fibrosis patients is not impaired in general. Lung 198:235-239.


Nourkami-Tutdibi N, Linsler S, Yilmaz U, Pfeifer J, Derouet C, Becker SL, Zemlin M, Meyer S, Kulas P. A 6-year-old boy with a frontal mass: Pott’s puffy tumor. Journal of Pediatrics 217:211


Glebe D, van Bömmel F, Dudareva S, Gärtner B, Monazahian M, Roß S, Rösler J, Slanina H, Spickhoff A, Thanheiser M, Schüttler CG. Prävention der nosokomialen Übertragung von Hepatitis-B-Virus (HBV) und Hepatitis-C-Virus (HCV) durch im Gesundheitswesen Tätige : Empfehlungen der Deutschen Vereinigung zur Bekämpfung der Viruskrankheiten (DVV) e. V. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz. 63:218-225.


Becker SL, Pérez Guerra N, Müller CSL. Persistent, highly pruritic nodular skin lesions in a traveler returning from Guyana. Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease 33:101552


Eichel V, Papan C, Boutin S, Pöschl J, Heeg K, Nurjadi D. Altering Antibiotic Regimen as Additional Control Measure in Suspected Multi-Drug-Resistant Enterobacter cloacae Outbreak in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Hosp Infect. 104:144-149


Müller L, Bischoff M, Tschernig T. UV-C Irradiation Reduces the Experimentally Induced Bacterial Load on the Surface of a Human Cadaver: An Additional Option for the Preservation of Cadavers in Anatomy. Clin Anat. 33:113-116.


Berger FK, Mellmann A, von Müller L, Bischoff M, Gärtner BC, on behalf of the German speaking C. difficile laboratory study group. Quality assurance for genotyping and resistance testing of Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile isolates - Experiences from the first inter-laboratory ring trial in four German speaking countries. Anaerobe 61:102093


Ledo A, Schub D, Ziller C, Enders M, Stenger T, Gärtner BC, Schmidt T, Meyer T, Sester M. Elite athletes on regular training show more pronounced induction of vaccine-specific T-cells and antibodies after tetravalent influenza vaccination than controls. Brain Behav Immun. 83:135-145.


Anversa Dimer F, de Souza Carvalho-Wodarz C, Goes A, Cirnski K, Herrmann J, Schmitt V, Pätzold L, Abed N, De Rossi C, Bischoff M, Couvreur P, Müller R, Lehr CM. PLGA nanocapsules improve the delivery of clarithromycin to kill intracellular Staphylococcus aureus and Mycobacterium abscessus. Nanomedicine 24:102125.


Müller-Schulte E, Nonfra Tuo M, Akoua-Koffi C, Schaumburg F, Becker SL. High prevalence of ESBL-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in clinical samples from central Côte d’Ivoire. Int J Infect Dis. 91:207-209.






Haidar A, Awadelkareem A, Veziroglu S, Fiutowski J, Eichler H, Müller I, Kiefer K, Faupel F, Bischoff M, Veith M, Aktas OC, Abdul-Khaliq H. PTFEP–Al2O3 hybrid nanowires reducing thrombosis and biofouling. Nanoscale Adv. 1: 4659-4664.


Shi L, Stachon T, Latta L, Elhawy MI, Orosz E, Gunaratnam G, Kiderlein AF, Seitz B, Bischoff M, Szentmáry N. Comparison of in vitro assays to study the effectiveness of antiparasitics against Acanthamoeba castellani trophozoites and cysts. Acta Microbiol Immunol Hung. 13:1-10.


Zamani AH, Razmyar J, Berger FK, Kalidari GA, Jamshidi A. Isolation and toxin gene detection of Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile from traditional and commercial quail farms and packed quail meat for market supply. Acta Veterinaria Hungarica 67:499–504.


Schneeberger PHH, Fuhrimann S, Becker SL, Pothier JF, Duffy B, Beuret C, Frey JE, Utzinger J (2019). Qualitative microbiome profiling along a wastewater system in Kampala, Uganda. Sci Rep 9:17334.


Gunaratnam G, Tuchscherr L, Elhawy MI, Bertram R, Eisenbeis J, Spengler C, Tschernig T,  Löffler B, Sommerville GA, Jacobs K, Herrmann M, Bischoff M. ClpC affects the intracellular survival capacity of Staphylococcus aureus in non-professional phagocytic cells. Sci Rep. 9:16267.


Spengler C, Nolle F, Mischo J, Faidt T, Grandthyll S, Thewes N, Koch M, Müller F, Bischoff M, Klatt MK, Jacobs K. Strength of bacterial adhesion on nanostructured surfaces quantified by substrate morphometry. Nanoscale 11:19713-19722.


Bufe B, Teuchert Y, Schmid A, Pyrski M, Pérez-Gómez A, Eisenbeis J, Timm T, Ishii T, Lochnit G, Bischoff M, Mombaerts P, Leinders-Zufall T, Zufall F. Bacterial MgrB peptide activates chemoreceptor Fpr3 in mouse accessory olfactory system and drives avoidance behaviour. Nat Commun. 10:4889.


Benthien S, Schlüter C, Becker SL, Papan C. Detection of Bordetella trematum in a diabetic patient with a skin and soft tissue infection. Int J Infect Dis. 89:1-2


Papan C, Kremp L, Weiß C, Petzold A, Schroten H, Tenenbaum T. Infectious causes of peripheral facial nerve palsy in children-a retrospective cohort study with long-term follow-up. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 38:2177-2184.


Steck P, Ritzmann F, Honecker A, Vella G, Herr C, Gaupp R, Bischoff M, Speer T, Tschernig T, Bals R, Beisswenger C. IL-17RE/IL-17C mediate the recruitment of neutrophils during acute Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia. Infect Immun. 87:e00329-19.


Emele MF, Joppe FM, Riedel T, Overmann J, Rupnik M, Cooper P, Kusumawati RL, Berger FK, Laukien F, Zimmermann O, Bohne W, Groß U, Bader O, Zautner AE. Proteotyping of Clostridioides difficile as Alternate Typing Method to Ribotyping Is Able to Distinguish the Ribotypes RT027 and RT176 From Other Ribotypes. Front Microbiol. 10:2087.


Selb R, Visockaite V, Graf B, Hamprecht A, Hogarth M, Sedlacek L, Schwarz R, Idelevich EA, Becker SL, Held J, Roll C, McCormick-Smith I, Heckmann D, Gerkrath J, Han CO, Wilmes D, Rickerts V. Molecular typing and in vitro resistance of Cryptococcus neoformans clinical isolates cultivated in Germany between 2011 and 2017. Int J Med Microbiol 309:151336


Müller-Schulte E, Gärtner BC. Vaccinations during pregnancy: a call to sting into action. Future Microbiol 14:995-1006.


Last K, Papan C. Being a parent at ECCMID 2019. Clin Microbiol Infect 25:1159-1160.


Menina S, Eisenbeis J, Kamal MAM, Koch M, Bischoff M, Gordon S, Loretz B, Lehr CM. Bioinspired liposomes for oral delivery of Colistin to combat intracellular infections by Salmonella enterica. Adv Healthc Mater. e1900564.


Piepenbrock E, Stelzer Y, Berger F, Jazmati N. Changes in Clostridium (Clostridioides) difficile PCR-ribotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance in a German tertiary care hospital over the last 10 years. Curr Microbiol 2019 76:520-526.


Galata V, Laczny CC, Backes C, Hemmrich-Stanisak G, Schmolke S, Franke A, Meese E, Herrmann M, von Müller L, Plum A, Müller R, Stähler C, Posch AE, Keller A. Integrating culture-based antibiotic resistance profiles with whole-genome sequencing data for 11,087 clinical isolates. Genomics Proteomics Bioinformatics 17:169-182.


Fofana HKM, Schwarzkopf M, Doumbia MN, Saye R, Nimmesgern A, Landouré A, Traoré MS, Mertens P, Utzinger J, Sacko M, Becker SL. Prevalence of Giardia intestinalis Infection in Schistosomiasis-Endemic Areas in South-Central Mali. Trop Med Infect Dis. 4.


Boden KT, Pérez Guerra N, Szurman P, Simon A, Becker SL. Eosinophilia, iron deficiency anaemia and a subconjunctival worm in a girl from Cameroon. Travel Med Infect Dis. 29:84-85.


Kranz LM, Gärtner B, Michel A, Pawlita M, Waterboer T, Brenner N. Development and Validation of HIV-1 Multiplex Serology. J Immunol Methods. 466:47-51.


Brenner N, Mentzer AJ, Butt J, Braband KL, Michel A, Jeffery K, Klenerman P, Gärtner B, Schnitzler P, Hill A, Taylor G, Demontis MA, Guy E, Hadfield SJ, Almond R, Allen N, Pawlita M, Waterboer T. Validation of Multiplex Serology for human hepatitis viruses B and C, human T-lymphotropic virus 1 and Toxoplasma gondii.PLoS One. 14:e0210407.



Feucherolles M, Poppert S, Utzinger J, Becker SL (2019). MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry as diagnostic tool in veterinary and human helminthology: a systematic review. Parasit Vectors 12:245.


Becker SL, Schlotthauer U, Schäfers HJ, Bals R, Trudzinski FC (2019). Epidemiology, clinical management, diagnosis and treatment of infections caused by Mycobacterium chimaera. Pneumologie 73:474-481.

Berger FK, Gfrörer S, Becker SL, Baldan R, Cirillo DM, Frentrup M, Steglich M, Engling P, Nübel U, Mellmann A, Bischoff M, Gärtner B, von Müller L (2019). Hospital outbreak due to Clostridium difficileribotype 018 (RT018) in southern Germany. Int. J.  Med. Microbiol. 309:189-193.

Nourkami-Tutdibi N, Simon A, Fries P, Becker SL, Ecker P, Zemlin M, Meyer S (2019). A 5-year-old boy with a chronic cough caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Lancet 393:74.


Thurner L, Hartmann S, Fadle N, Kemele M, Bock T, Bewarder M, Regitz E, Neumann F, Nimmesgern A, von Müller L, Pott C, Kim YJ, Bohle RM, Wasik M, Schuster SJ, Hansmann ML, Preuss KD, Pfreundschuh M. LRPAP1 is a frequent proliferation-inducing antigen of BCRs of mantle cell lymphomas and can be used for specific therapeutic targeting. Leukemia 33:148-158.







Becker SL, Berger FK, Feldner SK, Karliova I, Haber M, Mellmann A, Schäfers HJ, Gärtner B (2018). Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia complex infections associated with contaminated octenidine mouthwash solution, Germany, August to September 2018. Eurosurveillance 23:pii=1800540.


Berger FK, Schwab N, Glanemann M, Bohle RM, Gärtner BC, Groesdonk HV: Flavonifractor (Eubacterium) plautii bloodstream infection following acute cholecystitis. IDCases 14:e00461.


Enkelmann J, Bohmer M, Fingerle V, Siffczyk C, Werber D, Littmann M, Merbecks SS, Helmeke C, Schroeder S, Hell S, Schlotthauer U, Burckhardt F, Stark K, Schielke A, Wilking H (2018). Incidence of notified Lyme borreliosis in Germany, 2013-2017. Sci Rep8:14976


Kristanti H, Meyanti F, Wijayanti MA, Mahendradhata Y, Polman K, Chappuis F, Utzinger J, Becker SL, Murhandarwati EEH. Diagnostic comparison of Baermann funnel, Koga agar plate culture and polymerase chain reaction for detection of human Strongyloides stercoralis infection in Maluku, Indonesia. Parasitol Res. 117:3229-3235.


Tschudin-Sutter S, Kuijper EJ, Durovic A, Vehreschild MJGT, Barbut F, Eckert C, Fitzpatrick F, Hell M, Norèn T, O'Driscoll J, Coia J, Gastmeier P, von Müller L, Wilcox MH, Widmer AF; Committee. Guidance document for prevention of Clostridium difficile infection in acute healthcare settings. Clin Microbiol Infect 24:1051-1054.

Becker SL, Becker TK. Parasitic infections in the intensive care unit. Anaesth Intensive Care 46:546-548

Seugendo M, Janssen I, Lang V, Hasibuan I, Bohne W, Cooper P, Daniel R, Gunka K, Kusumawati RL, Mshana SE, von Müller L, Okamo B, Ortlepp JR, Overmann J, Riedel T, Rupnik M, Zimmermann O, Groß U. Prevalence and strain characterization of Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile in representative regions of Germany, Ghana, Tanzania and Indonesia - A comparative multi-center cross-sectional study. Front Microbiol. 9:1843.


Gannoun-Zaki L, Pätzold L, Huc-Brandt S, Baronian G, Elhawy MI, Gaupp R, Martin M, Blanc-Potard AB, Letourneur F, Bischoff M, and Molle V. PtpA, a secreted tyrosine phosphatase from Staphylococcus aureus, contributes to virulence and interacts with Coronin-1A during infection. J Biol Chem 293:15569-15580.


Eisenbeis J, Saffarzadeh M, Peisker H, Jung P, Thewes N, Preissner KT, Herrmann M, Molle V, Geisbrecht BV, Jacobs K, Bischoff M. The Staphylococcus aureus Extracellular Adherence Protein Eap Is a DNA Binding Protein Capable of Blocking Neutrophil Extracellular Trap Formation. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 8:235.

Becker SL, Liwanag HJ, Snyder JS, Akogun O, Belizario V Jr, Freeman MC, Gyorkos TW, Imtiaz R, Keiser J, Krolewiecki A, Levecke B, Mwandawiro C, Pullan RL, Addiss DG, Utzinger J. Toward the 2020 goal of soil-transmitted helminthiasis control and elimination. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 12:e0006606.

Kazimoto T, Abdulla S, Bategereza L, Juma O, Mhimbira F, Weisser M, Utzinger J, von Müller L, Becker SL. Causative agents and antimicrobial resistance Patterns of human skin and soft tissue infections in Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Acta Trop. 186:102-106.

Widmann T, Sester U, Schmidt T, Gärtner BC, Schubert J, Pfreundschuh M, Sester M. Rapid reconstitution of CMV-specific T-cells after stem-cell transplantation. Eur J Haematol. 101:38-47.


Galata V, Backes C, Laczny CC, Hemmrich-Stanisak G, Li H, Smoot L, Posch A, Schmolke S, Bischoff M, von Müller L, Plum A, Franke A, Keller A. Comparing genome versus proteome based identification of clinical bacterial isolates. Brief Bioinform. 19:495-505.

Alabi A, Kazimoto T, Lebughe M, Vubil D, Phaku P, Mandomando I, Kern WV, Abdulla S, Mellmann A, Peitzmann L, Bischoff M, Peters G, Herrmann M, Grobusch MP, Schaumburg F, Rieg S. Management of superficial and deep-seeted Staphylococcus aures skin and soft tissue infections in sub-Saharan Africa: a post hoc analysis of the StaphNet cohort. Infection. 46:395-404.

Fries FN, Pattmöller M, Seitz B, Berger F, Kampen H, Szentmáry N, Becker SL. Ophtalmomyiasis externa due to Oestrus ovis in a traveller returning from Greece. Travel Med Infect Dis. 23:101-102.

Becker SL, Zange S, Brockmeyer M, Grün U, Halfmann A. Rapid MALDI-TOF-based identification of Brucella melitensis from positive blood culture vials may prevent laboratory-acquired infections. J Hosp Infect. 100:117-119.

Lepper PM, Hörsch SI, Seiler F, Kamp A, Becker SL, Lensch C, Conzelmann LO, Haake H, Muellenbach RM, Bals R, Kredel M, Langer F, Wilkens H, Trudzinski FC. Precutaneous mechanical circulation support combined with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (oxyRVAD) in secondary right heart failiure. ASAIO J 64:e64-e67

Becker SL, Halfmann A, Schilling L, Mawlood DA, Janssen E, Reischl U, Vogt T, Müller CS. Mycobacterium iranicum infection in a patient with fish tank granuloma: a first case report. Eur J Dermatol.28:238-239.

Gärtner H, Müller CSL, Becker SL, Bozzato A. A different kind of wrestler's ear. HNO 66:559-561.

Schmit D, Le DD, Heck S, Bischoff M, Tschernig T, Herr C, Beisswenger C, Kobelt P, Lepper PM, Chung KF, Bals R, Dinh QT. Allergic airway inflammation induces migration of mast cell populations into the mouse airway. Cell Tissue Res. 369:331-340.

Berger F, Rasheed SS, Araj GF, Mahfouz R, Rimmani HH, Karaoui WR, Sharara AI, Dbaibo G, Becker SL, von Müller L, Bischoff M, Matar GM, Gärtner BC. Molecular characterization, Toxin detection and resistance testing of human clinical Clostridium difficile isolates from Lebanon. Int J Med Microbiol308:358-363.

Simon A, Mock M, Graf N, von Müller L. Investigation of Clostridium difficile ribotypes in symptomatic patients of a German pediatric oncology center. Eur J Pediatr. 177:403-408.

Buder S, Dudareva S, Jansen K, Loenenbach A, Nikisins S, Sailer A, Guhl E, Kohl PK, Bremer V; GORENET study group (Halfmann A). Antimicrobial resistance of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in Germany: low levels of cephalosporin resistance, but high azithromycin resistance. BMC Infect Dis. 18:44

Schub D, Fousse M, Faßbender K, Gärtner BC, Sester U, Sester M, Schmidt T. CTLA-4- expression on VZV-specific T cells in CSF and blood is specifically increased in patients with VZV related central nervous system infections. Eur J Immunol. 48:151-160.




Schlotthauer U, Schulze-Röbbecke R. Vertikale und horizontale Präventionsstrategien. Krankenhaushyg up2date 12:379-394.


Ballhausen B, Kriegeskorte A, van Alen S, Jung P, Köck R, Peters G, Bischoff M, Becker K. The pathogenicity and host adaptation of livestock-associated MRSA CC398.  Vet Microbiol 200:39-45.

Trudzinski FC, Seiler F, Wilkens H, Metz C, Kamp A, Bals R, Gärtner BC, Lepper PM, Becker SL. Microbiological airway colonization in COPD patients with severe emphysema undergoing endoscopic lung volume reduction. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis.13:29-35.

Furtwängler R, Schlotthauer U, Gärtner BC, Graf N, Simon A. Nosocomial legionellosis and invasive aspergillosis in a child with T-lymphoblastic leukemia. Int J Hyg Environ Health. 220:900-905.

Witek K, Jawad Nasim M, Bischoff M, Gaupp R, Arsenyan P, Vasileva J, Marc MA, Olejarz A, Latacz G, Kiez-Kononowicz, Handzlik J, Jacob C. Seenazolinium salts as small molecule catalysts with high potency against ESKAPE bacterial pathogens. Molecules 22:2174

Mardal M, Bischoff M, Ibanez M, Ruffing U, Hernandez F, Meyer MR. Microbial biotransformation of five pyrrolidinophenone-type psychoactive substances in wastewater and a wastewater isolated Pseudomonas putida strain. Drug Test Anal. 9:1522-1536

van Ingen J, Kohl TA, Kranzer K, Hasse B, Keller PM, Katarzyna Szafrańska A, Hillemann D, Chand M, Schreiber PW, Sommerstein R, Berger C, Genoni M, Rüegg C, Troillet N, Widmer AF, Becker SL, Herrmann M, Eckmanns T, Haller S, Höller C, Debast SB, Wolfhagen MJ, Hopman J, Kluytmans J, Langelaar M, Notermans DW, Ten Oever J, van den Barselaar P, Vonk ABA, Vos MC, Ahmed N, Brown T, Crook D, Lamagni T, Phin N, Smith EG, Zambon M, Serr A, Götting T, Ebner W, Thürmer A, Utpatel C, Spröer C, Bunk B, Nübel U, Bloemberg GV, Böttger EC, Niemann S, Wagner D, Sax H. Global outbreak of severe Mycobacterium chimaera disease after cardiac surgery. a molecular epidemiology study. Lancet Infect Dis. 17:1033-1041.

Becker SL, Mawlood DA, Janssen A, Heinricy L, Janssen E, Vogt T, Müller CSL. Multibacillary leprosy in a migrant from Afghanistan: A disease not to be forgotten. Travel Med Infect Dis. 19:66-67.

Becker SL, Fähndrich S, Trudzinski FC, Gärtner B, Langer F, Becker TK, Bals R, Lepper PM, Lensch C. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as salvage treatment for pulmonary Echinococcus granulosus infection with acute cyst ruture. Int J Infect Dis. 64:47-49.

Schlotthauer U, Trudzinski FC, Gärtner B, Lepper PM, Becker SL, Hennemann K. Desinfizierende Aufbereitung von ECMO-Thermoregulationsgeräten bei Nachweis von Mycobacterium chimaera. HygMed 42:123-126.

Toure FS, Kouame S, Tia H, Monemo P, Cisse A, Diane B, Becker SL, Akoua-Koffi C. Epidemiology of paediatric meningitis in central Cote d'Ivoire after the implementation of Haemophilus influencae type b vaccination. New Microbiol. 40:170-174.

Spengler C, Thewes N, Jung P, Bischoff M, Jacobs K. Determination of the nano-scaled contact area of staphylococcal cells. Nanoscale 9:10084-10093.

Vubil  D, Garrine M, Ruffing U, Acácio S, Sigaúque B, Alonso PL, von Müller L, Herrmann M, Mandomando I. Molecular characterization of Community acquired Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in young children in Southern Mozambique, 2001–2009. Front Microbiol. 8:730.

Spengler C, Thewes N, Nolle F, Faidt T, Umanskaya N, Hannig M, Bischoff M, Jacobs K. Enhanced adhesion of Streptococcus mutans to hydroxyapatite after exposure to saliva. J Mol Recognit.30:e2615.

Shalabi A, Ehrlich T, Schäfers HJ, Becker SL. Infective endocarditis caused by Pseudomonas stutzeri in a patient with Marfan syndrome: Case report and brief literature review. IDCases 10:22-25.

Bischoff M, Wonnenberg B, Nippe N, Nyffenegger-Jann N, Voss M, Beisswenger C, Sunderkötter C, Virginie Molle V, Dinh TQ, Lammert F, Bals R, Herrmann M, Somerville G, Tschernig T, Gaupp R. CcpA affects infectivity of Staphylococcus aureus in a hyperglycemic environment. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 7:172.

Becker SL, Müller I, Mertens P, Herrmann M, Zondie L, Beyleveld L, Gerber M, du Randt R, Pühse U, Walter C, Utzinger J. PCR-based verification of positive rapid diagnostic test for intestinal protozoa infections with variable test band intensities. Acta Trop. 174:49-55.

Wu MF, Deichelbohrer M, Tschernig T, Laschke MW, Szentmary N, Hüttenberger D, Foth HJ, Seitz B, Bischoff M. Chlorin e6 mediated photodynamic inactivation for multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa keratitis in mice in vivo. Sci. Rep. 7:44537.

Ruffing U, Alabi A, Kazimoto T, Vubil DC, Akulenko R, Abdulla S, Alonso P, Bischoff M, Germann A, Grobusch MP, Helms V, Hoffmann J, Kern WV, Kremsner PG, Mandomando I, Mellmann A, Peters G, Schaumburg F, Schubert S, Strauß L, Tanner M, Briesen HV, Wende L, Müller LV, Herrmann M. Community-associated Staphylococcus aureus from Sub-Saharan Africa and Germany: A cross-sectional geographic correlation study. Sci Rep. 7:154.

Eisenbeis J, Peisker H, Backes CS, Bur S, Hölters S, Thewes N, Greiner M, Junker C, Schwarz EC,  Hoth M,  Junker K, Preissner KT, Jacobs K, Herrmann MBischoff M. The extracellular adherence protein (Eap) of Staphylococcus aureus acts as a proliferation and Migration repressing factor that alters the cell morphology of keratinocytes. Int J Med Microbiol. 307:116-125.

Färber J, Illiger S, Berger F, Gärtner BC, von Müller L, Lohmann CH, Bauer K, Grabau C, Zibolka S, Schlüter D, Geginat G. Management of a cluster of Clostridium difficile infections among patients with osteoarticular infections. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control 6:22.

Müller CS, Hubner W, Thieme-Ruffing S, Pföhler C, Vogt T, Volk T, Gärtner BC, Bialas P. Pre- and perioperative aspects of dermatosurgery. J Dtsch Dermatol Ges. 15:117-146.

Becker TK, Bernhard M, Böttiger BW, Rittenberger JC, Epitropoulos MG, Becker SL. Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation: a civic duty. Am J Bioeth. 17:51-53.


Jung P, Abdelbary MMH, Kraushaar B, Fetsch A, Geisel J, Herrmann M, Witte W, Cuny C, Bischoff M. Impact of bacteriophage Saint3 carriage on the immune evasion capacity and hemolytic potential of Staphylococcus aureus CC398. Vet Microbiol 200:46-51.

Pföhler C, Klotz M, Wehler T, Vogt T, Müller CS. A slowly growing orange patch on the cheek: Diagnosis of Lupus Vulgaris 20 years after onset of first skin changes. Dermatol Ther. 7:181-185.

Deichelbohrer M, Wu MF, Seitz B, Wagenpfeil S, Meier C, Bischoff M, Tschernig T. Gaseous nitric oxide for the local treatment of bacterial keratitis in mice. Biomed Rep. 6:75-78.




Trudzinski FC, Schlotthauer U, Kamp A, Hennemann K, Muellenbach RM, Reischl U, Gärtner B, Wilkens H, Bals R, Herrmann M, Lepper PM, Becker SL. Clinical implications of Mycobacterium chimaera detection in thermoregulatory devices used for extracorporal Membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Germany, 2015 to 2016. Euro Surveill. 21(46). pii: 30398.


Becker DM, Tafoya CA, Becker SL, Kruger GH, Tafoya MJ, Becker TK. The use of portable ultrasound devices in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of the literature.  Trop Med Int Health 21:294-311.


Wonnenberg B, Bischoff M, Beisswenger C, Dinh T, Bals R, Singh B, Tschernig T. The role of IL-1β in Pseudomonas aeruginosa in lung infection. Cell Tissue Res 364:225-9.


Tschernig T, Veith NT, Diler E, Bischoff M, Meier C., Schicht M. The importance of surfactant proteins-New aspects on macrophage phagocytosis. Ann Anat 208:142-145.


von Müller L. New aspects on Clostridium difficile infection.  Deut Med Wochenschr 141:1144-7.


Feiterna-Sperling C, Königs C, Notheis G, Buchholz B, Krüger R, Weizsäcker K, Eberle J, Hanhoff N, Gärtner BC, Heider H, Krüger DH, Hofmann J. High seroprevalence of antibodies against Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) among HIV-1-infected children and adolescents in a non-endemic population.  Med Microbiol Immun 205:425-34.

Boelaert M, the NIDIAG consortium (...Becker SL,...). Clinical research on neglected Tropical diseases: challenges and solutions. PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10:e0004853.

Becker SL, Yap P, Horié NS, Alirol E, Barbé B, Bhatta NK, Bhattarai NR, Bottieau E, Chatigre JK, Coulibaly JT, Fofana HK, Jacobs J, Karki P, Khanal B, Knopp S, Koirala K, Mahendradhata Y, Mertens P, Meyanti F, Murhandarwati EH, N'Goran EK, Peeling RW, Pradhan B, Ravinetto R, Rijal S, Sacko M, Saye R, Schneeberger PH, Schurmans C, Silué KD, Steinmann P, van Loen H, Verdonck K, van Lieshout L, von Müller L, Yao JA, Boelaert M, Chappuis F, Polman K, Utzinger J. Experiences and lessons from a multicountry NIDIAG study on persistent digestive disorders in the Tropics. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 10:e0004818.

Wonnenberg B, Jungnickel C, Honecker A, Wolf L, Voss M, Bischoff M, Tschernig T, Herr C, Bals R, Beisswenger C. IL-17A attracts inflammatory cells in murine lung infection with P. aeruginosa. Innate Immun. 22:620-625.

Wolf L, Sapich S, Honecker A, Jungnickel C, Seiler F, Bischoff M, Wonnenberg B, Herr C, Schneider-Daum N, Lehr CM, Bals R, Beisswenger C. IL-17A-mediated expression of epithelial IL-17C promotes inflammation during acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 311:L1015-L1022.

Laschke MW, Augustin V, Sahin F, Anschütz D, Metzger W, Scheuer C, Bischoff M, Aktas C, Menger MD. Surface modification by plasma etching impairs early vascularization and tissue incorporation of porous polyethylene (Medpor®) implants. J Biomed Mater Res B. 104:1738-1748.

Borisova M, Gaupp R, Duckworth A, Schneider A, Dalügge D, Mühleck M, Deubel D, Unsleber S, Yu W, Muth G, Bischoff M, Götz F, Mayer C. Peptidoglycan recycling in Gram-positive bacteria is crucial for survival in stationary phase. MBio 7:e00923-16

Ravinetto R, Becker SL, Sacko M, El-Safi S, Mahendradhata Y, Lutumba P, Rijal S, Lim K, Sundar S, N'Goran EK, Verdonck K, Utzinger J, Chappuis F, Boelaert M. Governance and standards in international clinical research: The role of translational consortia. Am J Bioeth. 16:59-61.

Albonico M, Becker SL, Odermatt P, Angheben A, Anselmi M, Amor A, Barda B, Buonfrate D, Cooper P, Gétaz L, Keiser J, Khieu V, Montresor A, Muñoz J, Requena-Méndez A, Savioli L, Speare R, Steinmann P, van Lieshout L, Utzinger J, Bisoffi Z; StrongNet Working Group. StrongNet: An international network to improve diagnostics and access to treatment for

Strongyloidiasis control. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 10:e0004898.

Coulibaly JT, Ouattara M, Becker SL, Lo NC, Keiser J, N'Goran EK, Ianniello D, Rinaldi L, Cringoli G, Utzinger J. Comparison of sensitivity and faecal egg counts of Mini-FLOTAC using fixed stool samples and Kato-Katz technique for diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni and soil-transmitted helminths. Acta Trop. 164:107-116.

Kaase M, Schimanski S, Schiller R, Beyreiß B, Thürmer A, Steinmann J, Kempf VA, Hess C, Sobottka I, Fenner I, Ziesing S, Burckhardt I, von Müller L, Hamprecht A, Tammer I, Wantia N, Becker K, Holzmann T, Furitsch M, Volmer G, Gatermann SG. Multicentre investigation of carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae in German hospitals. Int. J. Med. Microbiol. 306:415-20.

Phaku P, Lebughe M, Strauß L, Peters G, Herrmann M, Mumba D, Mellmann A, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Schaumburg F. Unveiling the molecular basis of antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus aureus from the Democratic Republic of the Congo using whole Genome sequencing. Clin Microbiol Infect. 644.e1-5.

Winkler K, Simon C, Finke M, Bleses K, Birke M, Szentmáry N, Hüttenberger D, Eppig T, Stachon T, Langenbucher A, Foth HJ, Herrmann M, Seitz B, Bischoff M. Photodynamic inactivation of multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by chlorin e6 and red light (lambda = 670 nm). J Photochem Photobiol B 162:340-7.

Gaupp R, Wirf J, Wonnenberg B, Biegel T, Eisenbeis J, Graham J, Lee CY, Beisswenger C, Wolz V, Tschernig T, Herrmann M, Bischoff M, Somerville GA. RpiRc is a pleiotropic effector of virulence determinant synthesis and attenuates pathogenicity in Staphylococcus aureus. Inf Immun 84:2031-2041.

Mardal M, Miserez B, Bade R, Portolés T, Bischoff M, Hernández F, Meyer MR. 3-Fluorophenmetrazine, a fluorinated analogue of phenmetrazine: Studies on in vivo metabolism in rat and human, in vitro metabolism in human CYP isoenzymes and microbial biotransformation in Pseudomonas putida and wastewater using GC and LC coupled to (HR)-MS techniques. J Pharm Biomed Anal. 128:485-495.

Strauß L, Ruffing U, Abdulla S, Alabi A, Akulenko R, Garrine M, Germann A, Grobusch MP, Helms V, Herrmann M, Kazimoto T, Kern W, Mandomando I, Peters G, Schaumburg F, von Müller L, Mellmann A. Detecting Staphylococcus aureus Virulence and Resistance Genes - a comparison of whole Genome sequencing and DNA microarray technology.J Clin Microbiol 54:1008-16.

Nillius D, von Müller L, Wagenpfeil S, Klein R, Herrmann M. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Saarland, Germany: The Long-Term Care Facility Study. PLoS One 11:e0153030.

Preu L, Bischoff M, Veith N, Rosenbruch M, Theegarten D, Laschke MW, Meier C, Tschernig T. Initial host response to bacteria in the murine lung differs between Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae. Inflammation 39:513-7.

Le DD, Funck U, Wronski S, Heck S, Tschernig T, Bischoff M, Sester M, Herr C, Bals R, Welte T, Braun A, Dinh QT. Steroid treatment reduces allergic airway inflammation and does not alter the increased numbers of dendritic cells and calcitonin gene-related peptide-expressing Neurons in airway sensory ganglia. Neuroimmunomodulation 23:18-26.

Schneeberger PHH, Becker SL, Pothier JF, Duffy B, N’Goran EK, Beuret C, Frey JE, Utzinger J. Metagenomic diagnostics for the simultaneous detection of multiple pathogens in human stool specimens from Côte d’Ivoire: a proof-of-concept study. Infect Genet Evol. 40:389-97.

Bischoff M, Brelle S, Minatelli S, Molle V. Stk1-mediated phosphorylation stimulates the DNA-binding properties of the Staphylococcus aureus SpoVG transcriptional factor. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 473:1223-8.

Saul S, Gibhardt CS, Schmidt B, Lis A, Pasieka B, Conrad D, Jung P, Gaupp R, Wonnenberg B, Diler E, Stanisz H, Vogt T, Schwarz EC, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Tschernig T, Kappl R, Rieger H, Niemeyer BA, Bogeski I. A calcium-redox feedback loop controls human monocyte immune responses: The role of ORAI Ca2+channels. Sci Signal. 9:ra26.

Elnakady Y, Chatterjee I, Bischoff M, Rohde M, Josten M, Sahl HG, Herrmann M, Müller R. Investigations to the antibacterial mechanism of cction of Kendomycin. PLoS One 11:e0146165.

Brelle S, Baronian G, Huc-Brandt S, Gannoun Zaki L, Cohen-Gonsaud M, Bischoff M, Molle V.Phosphorylation-mediated regulation of the Staphylococcus aureus secreted tyrosine phosphatase PtpA. Biochem Biophys Res Commun 469:619-25.



Thewes N, Loskill P, Spengler C, Humbert S, Bischoff M, Jacobs K. A detailed guideline for the fabrication of single bacterial probes used for atomic force spectroscopy. Eur Phys J E, 38:140.

von Müller L, Mock M, Halfmann A, Stahlmann J, Simon A, Herrmann M. Epidemiology of Clostridium difficile in Germany based on a single center long-term surveillance and German-wide genotyping of recent isolates provided to the advisory laboratory for diagnostic reasons. Int J Med Microbiol 305:807-13.

Seugendo M, Mshana SE, Hokororo A, Okamo B, Mirambo MM, von Müller L, Gunka K, Zimmermann O, Groß U. Clostridium difficile infections among adults and children in Mwanza/Tanzania: is it an underappreciated pathogen among immunocompromised patients in sub-Saharan Africa? New Microbes New Infect. 8:99-102.

Hamed M, Nitzsche-Schmitz DP, Ruffing U, Steglich M, Dordel J, Nguyen D, Brink JH, ChhatwalGS, Herrmann M, Nübel U, Helms V, von Müller L. Whole Genome Sequence Typing and Microarray Profiling of Nasal and Blood Stream Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Isolates: Clues to Phylogeny and Invasiveness. Infect Genet Evol 36:475-82.

Thewes N, Thewes A, Loskill P, Peisker H, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Santen L, Jacobs K. Stochastic binding of Staphylococcus aureus to hydrophobic surfaces. Soft Matter 11:8913-9.

Heudorf U, Färber D, Mischler D, Schade M, Zinn C, Cuny C, Nillius D, Herrmann M. Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDRO) in Rehabilitation Clinics in the Rhine-Main-District, Germany, 2014: Prevalence and Risk Factors. Rehabilitation 54:339-45.

Shittu AO, Oyedara O, Okon, Raji A, Peters G, von Müller L, Schaumburg, Herrmann M, Ruffing U. An assessment on DNA microarray and sequence-based methods for the characterization of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus from Nigeria. Front Microbiol 6:1160.

Steglich M, Nitsche A, von Müller L, Herrmann M, Kohl TA, Niemann S, Nübel U. Tracing the Spread of Clostridium difficile Ribotype 027 in Germany Based on Bacterial Genome Sequences.PLoS One 10:e0139811.

Becker SL, Chatigre JK, Coulibaly JT, Mertens P, Bonfoh B, Herrmann M, Kuijper EJ, N'Goran EK, Utzinger J, von Müller L. Molecular and culture-based diagnosis of Clostridium difficile isolates from Côte d'Ivoire after prolonged storage at disrupted cold chain conditions. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg109:660-8.

Lo NC, Bogoch II, Blackburn BG, Raso G, N’Goran EK, Coulibaly JT, Becker SL, Abrams HB, Utzinger J, Andrews JR. Comparison of community-wide, integrated mass drug Administration strategies for schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis: a cost-effectiveness modelling study. Lancet Glob Health 3:e629-38.

Akoua-Koffi C, Honoré T, Plo JK, Monemo P, Cissé A, Yao C, Yenan PJ, Touré FS, Ilupeju V, Bogoch II, Utzinger J, Herrmann M, Becker SL. Epidemiology of community-onset bloodstream infections in Bouaké, central Côte d’Ivoire. New Microbes New Infect 7:100-104.

Polman K, Becker SL, Alirol E, Bhatta NK, Bhattarai NR, Bottieau E, Bratschi MW, Burza S, Coulibaly JT, Doumbia MN, Horié NS, Jacobs J, Khanal B, Landouré A, Mahendradhata Y, Meheus F, Mertens P, Meyanti F, Murhandarwati EH, N’Goran EK, Peeling RW, Ravinetto R, Rijal S, Sacko M, Saye R, Schneeberger PHH, Schurmans C, Silué KD, Thobari JA, Traoré MN, van Lieshout L, van Loen H, Verdonck T, von Müller L, Yansouni CP, Yao JA, Yao PK, Yap P, Boelaert M, Chappuis F, Utzinger J (2015). Diagnosis of neglected tropical diseases among patients with persistent digestive disorders (diarrhoea and/or abdominal pain ≥14 days): a multi-country, prospective, non-experimental case-control study. BMC Infect Dis 15:338.

Becker SL, Piraisoody N, Kramme S, Marti H, Silué KD, Panning M, Nickel B, Kern WV, Herrmann M, Hatz CF, N’Goran EK, Utzinger J, von Müller L. Real-time PCR for detection of Strongyloides stercoralis in human stool samples from Côte d’Ivoire: diagnostic accuracy, inter-laboratory comparison and patterns of hookworm co-infection. Acta Tropica 150:210-217.

Becker SL, Marti H, Zimmermann S, Vidacek D, Herrmann M, Utzinger J, Schnabel PA, Bohle RM. Application in Europe of a urine-based rapid diagnostic test for confirmation of Schistosoma mansoni infection in migrants from endemic areas. Euro Surveill. 20:pii: 21151.

Utzinger J, Becker SL, van Lieshout L, van Dam GJ, Knopp S. New diagnostic tools in schistosomiasis. Clin Microbiol Infect 21:529-542.

Becker SL, Chappuis F, Polman K, N'Goran EK, von Müller L, Utzinger J. Reply: Epidemiological studies need asymptomatic controls. Clin Microbiol Infect 21:e.53-e.54.

Gaupp R, Lei S, Reed JM, Peisker H, Boyle-Vavra S, Bayer AS, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Daum RS, Powers R, Somervill GA. Staphylococcus aureus metabolic adaptations during the transition from a daptomycin-susceptible phenotype to a daptomycin-nonsusceptible phenotype. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 59:4226-38.

Song X, Stachon T, Seitz B, Wang J, Bischoff M, Langenbucher A, Janunts E, Szentmáry N. Effekt der photodynamischen Inaktivierung (PDI) mit Riboflavin oder Riboflavin konjugierten Antikörpern gegen Staphylococcus aureus. Klin Monatsbl Augenheilkd 232:988-92.

Hagel S, Epple HJ, Feurle GE, Kern WV, Lynen Jansen P, Malfertheiner P, Marth T, Meyer E, Mielke M, Moos V, von Müller L, Nattermann J, Nothacker M, Pox C, Reisinger E, Salzberger B, Salzer HJ, Weber M, Weinke T, Suerbaum S, Lohse AW, Stallmach A. S2k-guideline gastrointestinal infectious diseases and Whipple's disease. Z Gastroenterol 53:418-459.

Schöndorf D, Hennes P, Rentz K, Becker SL, Schneider G, Rohrer T, Gortner L. Purulent bronchitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus in an adolescent receiving infliximab for Crohn’s disease. Klin Padiatr 227:232-233.

Becker SL, Fürst T, Addiss DG, Utzinger J. Assessing numbers and faces: a prerequisite for improving access to lymphatic filariasis morbidity care. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 109:357-9.

Becker SL, Chatigre JK, Gohou JP, Coulibaly JT, Leuppi R, Polman K, Chappuis F, Mertens P, Herrmann M, N'Goran EK, Utzinger J, von Müller L. Combined stool-based multiplex PCR and microscopy for enhanced pathogen detection in patients with persistent diarrhoea and asymptomatic controls from Côte d'Ivoire. Clin Microbiol Infect 21:591.e1-591.e10.

Sedlacek L, Graf B, Schwarz C, Albert F, Peter S, Würstl B, Wagner S, Klotz M, Becker A, Haase G, Laniado G, Kahl B, Suerbaum S, Seibold M, Tintelnot K. Prevalence of Scedosporium species and Lomentospora prolificans in patients with cystic fibrosis in a multicenter trial by use of a selective medium. J Cyst Fibros 14:237-41.

Freeman J, Vernon J, Morris K, Nicholson S, Todhunter S, Longshaw C, Wilcox MH;... von Müller L, ... Pan-European Longitudinal Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance among Prevalent Clostridium difficile Ribotypes' Study Group. Pan-European longitudinal surveillance of antibiotic resistance among prevalent Clostridium difficile ribotypes. Clin Microbiol Infect 21:248.e9-248.e16.

Tuchscherr L, Bischoff M, Lattar SM, Noto Llana M, Pförtner H, Niemann S, Geraci J, Van de Vyver H, Fraunholz MJ, Cheung AL, Herrmann M, Völker U, Sordelli DO, Peters G, Löffler B. Sigma factor SigB is crucial to mediate Staphylococcus aureus adaptation during chronic infections. PLoS Pathog. 11:e10048

Decker R, Burdelski C, Zobiak M, Büttner H, Franke G, Christner M, Saß K, Zobiak B, Henke HA, Horswill AR, Bischoff M, Bur S, Hartmann T, Schaeffer CR, Fey PD, Rohde H. An 18 kDa scaffold protein is critical for Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm formation. PLoS Pathog 11:e1004735.

Voss M, Wonnenberg B, Honecker A, Kamyschnikow A, Herr C, Bischoff M, Tschernig T, Bals R, Beisswenger C. Cigarette smoke-promoted acquisition of bacterial pathogens in the upper respiratory tract leads to enhanced inflammation in mice. Resp Research 16:41.

Becker SL, Splettstoesser WD, Kim YJ, Junghanss T, Herrmann M, Wolf G, Linxweiler M. Potential risk of aerosol-borne Francisella tularensis transmission in the operating room. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 36:490-2.




Davies KA, Longshaw CM, Davis GL, Bouza E, Barbut F, Barna Z, Delmée M, Fitzpatrick F, Ivanova K, Kuijper E, Macovei IS, Mentula S, Mastrantonio P, von Müller L, Oleastro M, Petinaki E, Pituch H, Norén T, Nováková E, Nyč O, Rupnik M, Schmid D, Wilcox MH. Underdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile across Europe: the European, multicentre, prospective,

biannual, point-prevalence study of Clostridium difficile infection in hospitalised patients with diarrhoea (EUCLID). Lancet Infect Dis. 14:1208-19.

Fruth M, Plaza A, Hinsberger S, Sahner JH, Haupenthal J, Bischoff M, Jansen R, Müller R, Hartmann RW. Binding mode characterization of novel RNA polymerase inhibitors using a combined biochemical and NMR approach. ACS Chem Biol, 9:2656-63.

Stahlmann J, Schönberg M, Herrmann M, von Müller L. Detection of nosocomial Clostridium difficile infections with toxigenic strains despite negative toxin A/B testing on stool samples. Clin Microbiol Infect. 20:O590-2.

Schaumburg F, Idelevich EA, Peters G, (...), Herrmann M, (...) von Müller L, (...), Wüllenweber J, Würstl B, Zöllner B. Trends in antimicrobial non-susceptibility in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Germany (2004–2011). Clin Microbiol Infect. 20:O554-7.

Ballhausen B, Jung P, Kriegeskorte A, Makgotlho PE, Ruffing U, von Müller L, Köck R, Peters G, Herrmann M, Ziebuhr W, Becker K, Bischoff M. LA-MRSA CC398 differ from classical community acquired-MRSA and Hospital acquired-MRSA lineages: functional analysis of infection and colonization processes. Int J Med Microbiol 304:777-86.

Herrmann M, Jungmann S, Halfmann A, Dawson A, Kaase M, Gatermann S, von Müller L, Gärtner BC. A Pseudo-Outbreak due to Acinetobacter Species (GIM-1) Contamination of the Pneumatic Transport System of a Large University Hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 35:1364-72.

Nurjadi D, Olalekan AO, Layer F, Shittu AO, Alabi A, Ghebremedhin B, Schaumburg F, Hofmann-Eifler J, Van Genderen PJ, Caumes E, Fleck R, Mockenhaupt FP, Herrmann M, Kern WV, Abdulla S, Grobusch MP, Kremsner PG, Wolz C, Zanger P. Emergence of trimethoprim resistance gene dfrG in Staphylococcus aureus causing human infection and colonization in sub-Saharan Africa and its import to Europe. J Antimicrob Chemother 69:2361-8.

Hartmann T, Baronian G, Nippe N, Voss M, Schulthess B, Wolz C, Eisenbeis J, Schmidt-Hohagen K, Gaupp R, Sunderkötter C, Beisswenger C, Bals R, Somerville GA, Herrmann M, Molle V, Bischoff M. The catabolite control protein E (CcpE) affects virulence determinant production and pathogenesis of Staphylococcus aureus. J Biol Chem 289:29701-11.

Stapels DA, Ramyar KX, Bischoff M, von Köckritz-Blickwede M, Milder FJ, Ruyken M, Eisenbeis J, McWhorter WJ, Herrmann M, van Kessel KP, Geisbrecht BV, Rooijakkers SH. Staphylococcus aureus secretes a unique class of neutrophil serine protease inhibitors. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 111:13187-92.

Gärtner BC, Meyer T. Vaccination in Elite Athletes. Sports Med 44:1361-76.

Thewes N, Loskill PM, Jung P, Peisker H, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Jacobs K. Hydrophobic interaction governs unspecific adhesion of staphylococci: a single cell force spectroscopy study. Beilstein J Nanotechnol 5:1501–12.

Becker SL, Millenaar D, Oberkircher N, Herrmann M, Gortner L, Rissland J, Utzinger J, Simon A, von Müller L. Intestinal Cryptosporidiosis in a 6-Year-Old Child with Alpha1-Antitrypsin Deficiency. Klin Padiatr. 226:301-2.

Veith N, Tschernig T, Gutbier B, Witzenrath M, Meier C, Menger MD, Bischoff M. Surfactant protein A mediates pulmonary clearance of Staphylococcus aureus. Resp Research 15:85.

Loskill P, Pereira PM, Jung P, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Pinho MG, Jacobs K. Reduction of the peptidoglycan crosslinking causes a decrease in stiffness of the Staphylococcus aureus cell envelope. Biophys J, 107:1082-9.

Beisswenger C, Honecker A, Kamyschnikow A, Bischoff M, Tschernig T, Bals R. Moxifloxacin modulates inflammation during murine pneumonia. Resp Research 15:82.

Unger S, Seidl M, Schmitt-Graeff A, Böhm J, Schrenk K, Wehr C, Goldacker S, Dräger R, Gärtner BC, Fisch P, Werner M, Warnatz K. Defined germinal centers and severely reduced Plasma cells are histological hallmarks of lymphadenopathy in patients with common variable immunodeficiency. J Clin Immunol. 34:615-26.

Zimmermann H, Weiland T, Nourse JP, Gandhi MK, Reinke P, Neuhaus R, Karbasiyan M, Gärtner BC, Anagnostopoulos I, Riess H, Trappe RU, Oertel S. Fcγ-receptor IIIA polymorphism p.158F has no negative predictive impact on Rituximab therapy with and without sequential chemotherapy in CD20-positive posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder. J Immunol Res 2014:264723.

Wonnenberg B, Tschernig T, Voss M, Bischoff M, Meier C, Schirmer SH, Bals R, Beisswenger C. Probenecid reduces infection and inflammation in acute Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia. Int J Med Microbiol., 304:725-9.

Antes S, Tschan CA, Kunze G, Ewert L, Zimmer A, Halfmann A, Oertel J. Clinical and radiological findings in long-term intracranial pressure monitoring. Acta Neurochir. 156:1009-19

Canova MJ, Baronian G, Brelle S, Cohen-Gonsaud M, Bischoff M, Molle V. A novel mode of Regulation of the Staphylococcus aureus Vancomycin-resistance-associated response regulator VraR mediated by Stk1 protein phosphorylation. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 447:165-71.

Herrmann M. Antimicrobial effects promoting biofilm formation and persistent disease: The role of a DNA-binding regulator, SarA, in staphylococcal endocarditis. J. Infect Dis. 209:1153-5.


Lübbert C, John E, von Müller L. Clostridium difficile infection: guideline-based diagnosis and treatment.  DTSCH ARZTEBL INT 111:723-31


Li S, Bischoff M, Schirra F, Langenbucher A, Ong M, Halfmann A, Herrmann M, Seitz B. Correlation between microbial growth in conjunctival swabs of corneal donors and contamination of organ culture media. Ophthalmologe 111:553-9.



Kresken M, von Müller L, Grabein B, Herrmann M, Höffken G, Hoerauf A, Kern P, Pletz MW, Reisinger E, Cornely OA, Groll AH. Comment of an Expert Group of the Paul-Ehrlich-Society for Chemotherapy on the benefit assessment of fidaxomicin for treatment of Clostridium difficile infections. GMS Infect Dis. 1:Doc07 (20131119)


Becker SL et al. Persistent digestive disorders in the tropics: causative infectious pathogens and reference diagnostic tests. BMC Infect Dis 13:37.


Schaumburg F et al. Population dynamics among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Germany during a 6-year period.  J. Clin Microbiol 50:3186-3192


Mock M, Halfmann A, Herrmann M, von Müller L. Aktuelles zur Epidemiologie von Clostridium difficile - Bericht aus dem Konsiliarlabor C. difficile Epidem Bulletin 26:241-244


Dirks J, Tas H, Schmidt T, Kirsch S, Gärtner BC, Sester U, Sester M. PD-1 Analysis on CD28-CD27- CD4 T Cells Allows Stimulation-Independent Assessment of CMV Viremic Episodes in Transplant Recipients. Am J Transplant. 13:3132-41.

Hartmann T, Zhang B, Baronian G, Schulthess B, Homerova D, Grubmüller S, Kutzner E, Gaupp R, Bertram R, Powers R, Eisenreich W, Kormanec J, Herrmann M, Molle V, Somerville GA, Bischoff M. Catabolite control protein E (CcpE) is a LysR-type transcriptional regulator of TCA cycle activity in Staphylococcus aureus. J. Biol. Chem. 288:36116–28.

Stachon T, Wang J, Langenbucher A, Eppig T, Bischoff M, Seitz B, Szentmáry N. IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 secretion of human keratocytes following photodynamic inactivation (PDI) in vitro. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 251:2585-90.

Kaasch AJ, Rieg S, Kuetscher J, Brodt HR, Widmann T, Herrmann M, Meyer C, Welte T, Kern P, Haars U, Reuter S, Hübner I, Strauss R, Sinha B, Brunkhorst FM, Hellmich M, Fätkenheuer G, Kern WV, Seifert H; The preSABATO study group*. Delay in the administration of appropriate antimicrobial therapy in Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection: a prospective multicenter hospital-based cohort study. Infection, 41:979-85.

Herrmann M, Petit C, Dawson A,Biechele J, Halfmann A, von Müller L, Gräber S, Wagenpfeil S, Klein R, Gärtner BC. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Saarland, Germany: A statewide admission prevalence screening study. PLoS ONE 8:e73876.


Herrmann M, Abdullah S, Alabi A, Alonso P, Friedrich AW, Fuhr G, Germann A, Kern WV, Kremsner PG, Mandomando I, Mellmann AC, Pluschke G, Rieg S, Ruffing U, Schaumburg F, Tanner M, Peters G, von Briesen H, von Eiff C, von Müller L, Grobusch MP. Staphylococcal disease in Africa – another neglected 'tropical’ disease. Future Microbiol. 8:17-2


Stachon T, Wang J, Eppig T, Langenbucher A, Foth HJ, Bischoff M, Seitz B, Szentmáry N. 1 KGF, FGFb, VEGF, HGF and TGFβ1 secretion of human keratocytes following photodynamic inactivation (PDI) in vitro. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 251:1987-93.

Habbal W, Gärtner BC, Monem F. Identification of optimal target gene regions for hepatitis B virus genotyping by DNA sequencing. Intervirology 56:325-36.

Sester U, Schmidt T, Kuhlmann MK, Gärtner BC, Uhlmann-Schiffler H, Sester M. Serial influenza-vaccination reveals impaired maintenance of specific T-cell memory in patients with end-stage renal failure. Vaccine 31:4111-20.

Zakharkina T, Heinzel E, Koczulla RA, Greulich T, Rentz K, Pauling JK, Baumbach J, Herrmann M, Grünewald C, Dienemann H, von Müller L, Bals R. Analysis of the Airway Microbiota of Healthy Individuals and Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease by T-RFLP and Clone Sequencing. PLoS ONE 8:e68302.

Pappelbaum K, Gorzelanny C, Grässle S, Laschke MW, Bischoff M, Bauer C, Schorpp-Kistner M, Weidenmaier C, Schneppenheim R, Obser T, Bhanu Sinha B, Schneider SW. Ultra-large von Willebrand factor fibers mediate luminal Staphylococcus aureus adhesion to an intact endothelial cell layer under shear stress. Circulation 128:50-59.

Bur S, Preissner KT, Herrmann M, Bischoff M. The Staphylococcus aureus Extracellular Adherence Protein (Eap) Promotes Bacterial Internalisation by Keratinocytes Independent of Fibronectin-binding Proteins. J Invest. Dermatol 133:2004-2012.

Bader O, Weig M, Reichard U, Lugert R, Kuhns M, Christner M, Held J, Peter S, Schumacher U, Buchheidt D, Tintelnot K, Groß U; MykoLabNet-D Partners. cyp51A-Based Mechanisms of Aspergillus fumigatus Azole Drug Resistance Present in Clinical Samples from Germany. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 57:3513-3517

Ritter M, Schmidt T, Dirks J, Hennes P, Juhasz-Böss I, Solomayer EF, Gortner L, Gärtner BC, Rohrer T, Sester U, Sester M. Cytomegalovirus-specific T cells are detectable in early childhood and allow assignment of the infection status in children with passive maternal antibodies. Eur J Immunol. 43:1099-108.

Tschernig T, Veith NT, Schramm R, Laschke MW, Roller J, Rosenbruch JM,Theegarten D, Bischoff M, Meier C, Menger MD. In vivo observation of micro-particles in peripheral alveoli. Exp. Toxicol. Pathol. 65:883-886.

Loskill P, Zeitz C, Grandthyll S, Thewes N, Müller F, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Jacobs K. Reduced adhesion of oral bacteria on hydroxyapatite by fluoride treatment. Langmuir 29:5528-5533.

Pfeiffer P, Voss M, Wonnenberg B, Hellberg J, Seiler F, Lepper PM, Bischoff M, Langer F, Schäfers HJ, Menger M, Bals R, Beisswenger C. IL-17C is a mediator of respiratory epithelial innate immune response. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol 48:415-421.

Seiler F, Hellberg J, Lepper PM, Kamyschnikow A, Herr C, Bischoff M, Langer F, Schäfers HJ, Lammert F, Menger MD, Bals R, Beisswenger C. FOXO transcription factors regulate innate immune mechanisms in respiratory epithelial cells.J Immunol.190:1603-1613.

Potapova I, Eglin D, Laschke MW, Bischoff M,Richards RG, Moriarty TF. Two-step labeling of Staphylococcus aureus with Lysostaphin-Azide and DIBO-Alexa using click chemistry. J Microbiol Methods92:90-98.



Ruffing U, Akulenko R, Bischoff M, Helms V, Herrmann M,von Müller L. Matched-cohort DNA microarray diversity analysis of methicillin sensitive and methicillin resistant Staphylococcusaureus isolates from hospital admission patients. Plos One 7:e52487.

Leiba J, Hartmann T, Cluzel ME, Cohen-Gonsaud, Delolme F, Bischoff M, Molle V. A novel mode of regulation of the Staphylococcus aureus catabolite control protein A (CcpA) mediated by Stk1 phosphorylation. J Biol Chem. 287:43607-19.

Pehlke JR, Geipel U,von Müller L, Spiegel J. Meningoencephalitis and ventricular arrhythmia caused by yersiniosis. Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr. 80:527-9.

von Müller L, Halfmann A, Herrmann M. Current data and trends on the development of antibiotic resistance of Clostridium difficile. Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz55:11-12.

Schaumburg F, Köck R, Mellmann A, Richter L, Hasenberg F, Kriegeskorte A, Friedrich AW, Gatermann S, Peters G, von Eiff C, Becker K; Herrmann M,von Müller L, et al. Population dynamics among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates in Germany during a 6-year period. J Clin Microbiol. 50:3186-92.

Schmidt T, Dirks J, Enders M, Gärtner BC, Uhlmann-Schiffler H, Sester U, Sester M. CD4+ T- cell immunity after pandemic influenza vaccination cross-reacts with seasonal antigens and functionally differs from active influenza infection. Eur J Immunol. 42:1755-66.

Schmidt T, Ritter M, Dirks J, Gärtner BC, Sester U, Sester M. Cytomegalovirus-specific T-cell immunity to assign the infection status in individuals with passive immunity: a proof of principle. J Clin Virol. 54(3):272-5.

Zimmermann H, Reinke P, Neuhaus R, Lehmkuhl H, Oertel S, Atta J, Planker M, Gärtner BC, Lenze D, Anagnostopoulos I, Riess H, Trappe RU. Burkitt post-transplantation lymphoma in adult solid organ transplant recipients: sequential immunochemotherapy with rituximab (R) followed by cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (CHOP) or R-CHOP is safe and effective in an analysis of 8 patients. Cancer 118:4715-24.

Schmitt J, Joost I, Skaar EP, Herrmann M, Bischoff M. Haemin represses the haemolytic activity of Staphylococcus aureus in a Sae-dependent manner. Microbiology 2012; 158:2619-31.

Weiffenbach J, Bald R, Gloning KP, Minderer S, Gärtner BC, Weidner A, Hanke M, Enders M. Serological and virological analysis of maternal and fetal blood samples in prenatal human parvovirus b19 infection. J Infect Dis. 205(5):782-8.

Zimmermann H, Oschlies I, Fink S, Pott C, Neumayer HH, Lehmkuhl H, Hauser IA, Dreyling M, Kneba M, Gärtner BC, Anagnostopoulos I, Riess H, Klapper W, Trappe RU. Plasmablastic posttransplant lymphoma: cytogenetic aberrations and lack of Epstein-Barr virus association linked with poor outcome in the prospective German Posttransplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder Registry. Transplantation 93:543-50.

Loskill P, Hähl H, Thewes N, Kreis CT, Bischoff M, Herrmann M, Jacobs K. Influence of the subsurface composition of a material on the adhesion of staphylococci. Langmuir 28:7242-7248


Utzinger J, Becker SL, Knopp S, Blum J, Neumayr AL, Keiser J, Hatz CF. Neglected tropical diseases: diagnosis, clinical management, treatment and control. SWISS MED WKLY 142:w13727


Szentmáry N, Goebels S, Bischoff M, Seitz B.  Photodynamic therapy for infectious keratitis. Ophtalmologe 109:165-70,

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