About Marc Erhardt

Marc Erhardt studied biology with a specialization in microbiology and biochemistry at the Universities of Ulm and Konstanz, Germany, and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, USA, on a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation). After a research stay at the Centre for Molecular Biology Heidelberg (ZMBH), Marc carried out his PhD research supported by a fellowship from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds at the University of Utah before receiving his Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Konstanz. For his doctoral thesis, Marc was awarded the DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics from the Genetics Society of America and the Elisabeth-Gateff-Prize from the German Genetics Society. Marc then went on to do postdoctoral research at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, for which he received an EMBO Long-Term Fellowship and was funded by a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship.

In 2013, Marc accepted a position as an independent junior research group leader at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig. His research on the infection biology of Salmonella and the function of type III secretion systems was funded by a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant of the European Commission and a Young Investigator Grant from the Helmholtz Association. In 2017, Marc accepted a position as Associate Professor in bacterial physiology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2023, he has been Full Professor in molecular microbiology at the Institute for Biology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. In 2018, Marc was awarded the Forschungspreis der Vereinigung für Allgemeine und Angewandte Mikrobiologie ( Research Prize 2018 of the Association for General and Applied Microbiology) and, recently, an European Research Council Consolidator Grant.

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