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