(ETAR – 2017)

Conference Main Theme: “Role of Multidisciplinary Innovation For Sustainability and Growth Policy”

Prof. Dr. Steffen Backert


Prof. Dr. Steffen Backert, Microbiologist & Faculty member of Friedrich Alexander University in Germany.
Prof. Dr. Steffen Backert is a full professor since 2008 and faculty member at the Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen in Germany. He is also the head of the Erlangen Center of Infection Research (ECI). Prof. Dr. Backert’s group is working in the field of Microbial Pathogenesis for more than 20 years. His major research interest is the investigation of molecular signaling pathways during host-pathogen interactions in enteric infections such as that of Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni bacteria. They focus on the identification and characterization of new bacterial virulence factors, which could represent potential novel targets for therapeutic intervention of important gut diseases in humans. Prof. Dr. Backert obtained 5 patents in medicine. He has published 5 books, 194 scientific papers in internationally recognized journals and gave more than 160 lectures at research conferences worldwide. His scientific work received more than 6,000 citations and the Hirsch factor is 43. He had supervised 15 PhD and 14 Master theses in the field.