Professor Joerg Vogel


• RNA Biology
• Gene regulation
• Host-pathogen interactions
• Salmonella regulatory small RNAs
• Noncoding RNA discovery in bacterial pathogens
• Grad-seq and Dual RNA-seq technology

Institute of Molecular Infection Biology
University of Würzburg
Josef-Schneider-Strasse 2 / D15,
D-97080 Würzburg, Germany


FEMS Expert: Professor Jörg Vogel

member of EAMEMBO and Leopoldina – National Academy of Sciences

My laboratory of RNA Biology is interested in the discovery and functional characterization of small RNAs in pathogenic bacteria as well as of microRNAs and long noncoding RNAs in infected eukaryotic host cells. We use global approaches including deep sequencing to identify regulatory RNAs and their targets, and biochemical and genetic analyses to decipher new molecular mechanisms and physiological consequences of RNA-based regulation.

Current Affiliations:

  • Institute of Molecular Infection Biology, University of Würzburg
  • Visiting Professor, Imperial College London, UK (2016-2019)
  • Elected member, European Academy of Microbiology (since 2015)
  • Elected member, German National Academy of Sciences (since 2013)
  • Elected member, American Academy of Microbiology (since 2013)
  • EMBO Member (since 2011)

Past Affiliations:

  • 2004 – 2010 Max Planck Research Group Leader, MPI for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany
  • 2002 – 2003 EMBO Fellow, Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
  • 2000 – 2001 Postdoc, Department of Cell & Molecular Biology, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1999 Dr. rer. nat., Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany
  • 1997 Diplom Biochemistry, Humboldt University
  • 1994 Undergraduate Biochemistry, Imperial College London, UK