Deutsch Intern
Graduiertenkolleg 2581

Project 6

Determining the role of sphingomyelinases in S. aureus phagocytosis

Martin Fraunholz, Christian Stigloher

Staphylococcus aureus is an important pathogen, which also can be internalized by eukaryotic cells.
We will investigate the involvement of host sphingolipids in S. aureus uptake by mammalian cells
and the visualize S. aureus virulence in a C. elegans infection model by correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) and electron tomography (ET).


Martin Fraunholz

Christian Stigloher