Christina Ehrhardt, PhD
Dr. Christina Ehrhardt leads her own subgroup at the Institute of Molecular Virology at the Westfälische-Wilhelms-University in Münster. She received her PhD from Würzburg University, Germany, and than went to the Institute of Molecular Medicine of the Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf for a post-doc. In 2005 she moved to the University of Münster where she obtained the postdoctoral lecture qualification at the Medical Faculty. Her research focuses on different aspects of pathogen-host interaction on a molecular level. Recent projects aim to unravel basic molecular-biological principles that underlie the establishment, dynamics and functional complexity not only of influenza viruses but also of bacterial co-infections. A major focus is given on characterization of virulence factors of both pathogens, regulating cellular signaling processes, innate immune responses, inflammation and pathogen replication, to unravel targets for novel anti-pathogen therapy.