Andreas Wieser

Andreas Wieser is the head of the parasitology laboratory and deputy head of the molecular diagnostics laboratory at the Max von Pettenkofer-Institute, Ludwigs-Maximilians-University (LMU), Germany. Dr. Wieser completed his medical degree at LMU in 2009 with a research thesis on “Development of a Multi-Epitope Vaccine against Extraintestinal Pathogenic E. coli (for conventional and TypeIII-dependant application)” which received a DGHM Doctoral Price. Even as a medical student, Dr. Wieser was rigorously involved in biomedical research activities. As a student, he atteined various clinical/biomedical research trainings at the University of Toronto, Canada; Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Umea University, Sweden and Roche Diagnostics in Penzberg, Germany. The main research focus of Dr. Wieser and his team is the development of new methods for diagnostic, therapeutic, prophylactic and research use. The applied methodologies used by his team are very broad, including conventional bacterial culture, cloning, chromosomal knockouts and other genetic manipulation procedures used in genetic engineering work in the field of synthetic biology. Additionally, his team also uses state of art technologies such as: 3D laser scanning microscopy, living colour applications in whole organ and whole organism models, Flow cytometric and immune assay based technologies, micro fluidic systems and binding assays. To date, Dr. Wieser has published extensively in his field of work. He has also received a number of awards and scholarships for research and training in different institutes. In 2013, he received a scholarship by German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) for a research stay at Jimma University in Ethiopia.


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