Dr. Marcus Lechner

Bioinformatics core facility
Hans-Meerwein-Straße 6, 35032 Marburg
Room: 06C18 / Phone: +49-6421 28 25925


Our bioinformatics core facility represents the interface between experimental and algorithmic research. The application to biochemical questions and the development of algorithms are thus of similar importance to us. Our expertise covers a broad range of methods including comparative genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, molecular interactions, image processing and the visualization of research data. We offer support for all fields of biochemistry and microbiology which is bolstered by a large network of international researchers. If you want to learn more about our current research activities, visit the group's homepage (

Recent Publications

Krol E, Yau HCL, Lechner M, Schäper S, Bange G, Vollmer W, Becker A (2020) Tol-Pal System and Rgs Proteins Interact to Promote Unipolar Growth and Cell Division in Sinorhizobium meliloti. mBio 11: e00306-20

Altegoer F, Weiland P, Giammarinaro PI, Freibert SA, Binnebesel L, Han X, Lepak A, Kahmann R, Lechner M, Bange G (2020) The two paralogous kiwellin proteins KWL1 and KWL1-b from maize are structurally related and have overlapping functions in plant defense. J Biol Chem 295: 7816-7825

Aznaourova M, Janga H, Sefried S, Kaufmann A, Dorna J, Volkers SM, Georg P, Lechner M, Hoppe J, Dökel S, Schmerer N, Gruber AD, Linne U, Bauer S, Sander LE, Schmeck B, Schulte LN (2020) Noncoding RNA MaIL1 is an integral component of the TLR4-TRIF pathway.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 117: 9042-9053

SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups