Andreas Peschel studied Biology in Bochum and Tubingen, Germany, and obtained a Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology. He held postdoctoral positions in the labs of Friedrich Gotz in Tubingen and of Jos van Strijp in Utrecht (The Netherlands) focusing on Staphylococcus aureus cell wall and host/pathogen interaction.
After a period as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Biology, he accepted a call to the Medical Microbiology and Hygiene Department as a Professor of Cellular and Molecular Microbiology in Tubingen. Since 2008 he is a Full Professor of Microbiology at the Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine Tubingen (IMIT) heading the Infection Biology Department. His lab studies staphylococcal biology with special interests in nasal colonization, teichoic acids, and evasion of antimicrobial defense mechanisms.
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