Dr. Rosa Herbst
Rosa is originally from Neustadt an der Weinstrasse. She studied Biology at the University of Hamburg. During her Diploma and PhD theses at the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg in the group of Prof. Matthias Leippe she analyzed the antimicrobial and cytolytic arsenal of pathogenic and non-pathogenic protozoa. After moving to the Ruhr-University of Bochum, she obtained a Lise-Meitner stipend and continued examining antimicrobial effector molecules, in particular of the social amoeba Dictyostelium discoideum. Since 2014 she is working in the group of Pierre Stallforth at the HKI, where she analyzes the role of polyketides in D. discoideum (e.g. during the development phase).