“Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria are a considerable problem in human and veterinary medicine. Working as a scientist and veterinarian in my interdisciplinary field, I would like to help combat the spread of these bacteria in a more effective and targeted manner so that we can continue to successfully treat infectious diseases in the future too. This will only be possible if we counter antibiotic resistance in humans, animals and the environment holistically with what is known as the ‘One Health’ approach. My working group is studying factors that contribute to the success of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Our aim is to examine successful pandemic pathogens in detail in order to improve our understanding of them and therefore combat them in a targeted manner.”
Katharina Schaufler, 35 years old, born in Nürtingen. Since May 2021: Professor of Medical Microbiology at Kiel University and since January 2021: head of the young researcher group “DISPATch_MRGN” at the University of Greifswald. Previously junior professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Greifswald. 2016: Two doctoral degrees (veterinary medicine and PhD) at Freie Universität Berlin.