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Stefan Niemann

Research Center Borstel

Stefan Niemann is Head of the Molecular and Experimental Mycobacteriology at the Research Center Borstel, Borstel, Germany, Professor at the University of Lübeck, Lübeck Germany, and Visiting Professor at the University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia.  The central aim of his research is the fight against tuberculosis and other lung diseases based on a better understanding of the causative agents e.g. Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains (Mtbc) or other bacterial lung pathogens. He is working on local and global transmission dynamics, resistance and compensatory mechanisms, population structure and evolution, virulence/physiology/pathobiology of mycobacteria, high-throughput technologies in research and diagnostics, implementation of new technologies in high incidence countries, individualized therapy and evolutionary medicine. Based on his achievements, he has been awarded the Eva and Klaus Grohe Prize of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in 2011, the Main Prize of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology in 2016, one out of eight Schleswig-Holstein-Excellence-Chairs in 2016, the DZIF Prize for Clinical Translational Infection Research in 2019, and the Gardner Middlebrook Award in 2021.

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