Anke Becker

Anke Becker

Prof. Dr. Anke Becker

LOEWE Center for Synthetic Microbiology
Comparative Genomics
Hans-Meerwein-Straße 6, 35032 Marburg
+49-6421 28 24451


The Becker lab studies the genetics, physiology and cell biology of alpha-proteobacteria with multipartite genomes. Main interests are symbiotic and pathogenic interactions with their host plants as well as evolution and function of bacterial multipartite genome architectures. Synthetic biology concepts are applied to unravel principles of regulatory networks and to re-engineer bacterial genomes.

Expertise: synthetic microbiology, regulatory networks, microbe-host interactions, genomics and transcriptomics, bacterial genome editing, laboratory automation

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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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