Curriculum vitae von Friedrich Götz

Education and professional experience

1968 - 1973Studium der Biologie und Chemie an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
1974 - 1978Doktorand an der LMU München unter Prof. Dr. K. H. Schleifer in der Abteilung für Mikrobiologie
1978Promotion
1985Habilitation an der TU München über "Devolpment of a Host-Vector system in staphylococci"
1987 -Professor für Mikrobielle Genetik an der Universität Tübingen

Awards / Honors

1979/81EMBO long term fellowship, Biomedical Center Uppsala
1989DECHEMA award 1988 for developing a new cloning system in Staphylococcus carnosus
1991DGHM Award 1990 for scientific works on microbial genetics
2003 - 2009President and Vice president of the VAAM (association of general and applied microbiology)
2011 -Member of: European Academy of Microbiology (EAM)

Project Management, editorial work and consultant

2001 - 2010Speaker of Graduate college 685 (DFG): Infection biology: human- and plant pathogenic bacteria and fungi
2006 - 2013Coordinator of the Tübingen Group of Transregio SFB Greifswald Tübingen-Würzburg-Münster (TR34)

2000, 2004,

2008 - 2012

Member of DFG Panel 204 "Microbiology, Virology, and Immunology"
1992 - 2000Editorials FEMS Microbiology Letters
1993 - 1999Editorials Applied and Environmental Microbiology
2003 - 2006Editorials "Molecular Microbiology"
2004 - Editorials "Medical Microbiology and Immunology"
2011Jodi Lindsay & Fritz Götz: Organizers of the Gordon Research Conference "Staphylococcal Diseases" Il Ciocco, Italy
2011Ralph Bertram & Fritz Götz: Organizers of "How dead is dead II" Tübingen
  • Reviewer for many journals
  • Consultant for many national and international research institutions

Research interest

Physiology and pathogenicity of staphylococci

Research topics

1986 - 2000Lantibiotic biosynthesis (epidermin and gallidermin)
1994 - 2005Molecular basis of biofilm formation in staphylococci
2004 - Peptidoglycan / Receptor interaction in Innate immunity
2004 - Lipoprotein / Receptor interaction in Innate immunity
2004 - Resistance mechanisms against lysozyme and defensins
2008 - Mechanism of cytoplasmic protein excretion
2010 - Proton pumps in staphylococci and role in chronic infection