Gert Bange

Gert Bange

Prof. Dr. Gert Bange

SYNMIKRO Research Center
Structural biochemistry
Hans-Meerwein-Straße 6, 35032 Marburg
+49-6421 28 23361

Research Area

The Bange lab studies the molecular inventory of microbes combining structural biochemistry with systems- and cell biology. Key research areas include: i. Assembly and spatial-numerical regulation of microbial surface structures, such as the flagellum, ii. Microbial response to environmental changes, stress and host, iii. Defense/Counter-defense mechanisms between microbe-host and microbe-virus.


Structural biochemistry
X-ray crystallography
Electron microscopy
Hydrogen-Deuterium Masspectrometry (HDX-MS)
Microbe-host interactions
Molecular mechanisms
Stress response

Recent Publications, Last 3 Years

1. Han X, Altegoer F, Steinchen W, Binnebesel L, Schuhmacher J, Glatter T, Giammarinaro PI, Djamei A, Rensing SA, Reissmann S, Kahmann R and Bange G (2019) A kiwellin disarms the metabolic activity of a secreted fungal virulence factor. Nature 565(7741):650-653

2. Osorio-Valeriano M, Altegoer F, Steinchen W, Urban S, Liu Y, Bange G*, Thanbichler M* (2019) ParB-type DNA seggregation proteins are CTP-dependent molecular switches. Cell, 179(7):1512-1524.e15 * Joint corresponding authors

3. Pausch P, Müller-Esparza H, Gleditzsch D, Altegoer F, Randau L, Bange G (2017) Structural variation of type I-F CRISPR RNA guided DNA surveillance. Molecular Cell, 67(4):622-632.

SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
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