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"How antidepressants help bacteria resist antibiotics"

Lisa Maier, CMFI Principal Investigator, interviewed for

24.01.2023 In the Media

Lisa Maier, CMFI Principal Investigator and Professor of Microbiome-Host Interactions at the Faculty of Medicine/University of Tübingen, was interviewed for


The article explores the impact of antidepressants and other non-antibiotic drugs on the development of resistance in bacteria.

In the interview, Lisa Maier talks about the conclusions that can be drawn from her latest study results.

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About Lisa Maier

Lisa Maier completed her studies in biochemistry at the University of Tübingen (2004-2009) and her PhD in the laboratory of Wolf-Dietrich Hardt at ETH Zurich (2014). As part of the interdisciplinary postdoctoral program at EMBL in Heidelberg, she worked in the groups of Nassos Typas and Kiran Patil (2015-2018). In 2019, she returned to Tübingen as CMFI and Emmy Noether junior research group leader. In April 2022, she has been appointed to the professorship ‘Microbiome-Host Interactions’ at the Faculty of Medicine/University of Tübingen.

Her lab uses automated high-throughput and multi-readout approaches to systematically study the lifestyle of bacteria in the human microbiome. The resulting datasets are then used as a starting point for mechanistic studies to uncover the molecular details of how the microbiome interacts with its host.

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Prof. Dr. Lisa Maier

University of Tübingen
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine




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