Barbara Stecher-Letsch

Academic and Research Posts
1995-2001: Studies of Microbiology, Immunology, Virology and Genetics, LMU Munich and University of Warwick (England)
2001-2005: Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich
2005-2007: Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich
2007: EMBO Short Term Fellowship at the McMaster University, Hamilton (Canada)
2007-2010: Staff Scientist and Lecturer at the Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich (Switzerland)
2010-2011: Research Assistant at the Max von Pettenkofer-Institute, LMU Munich (Germany)
2011-2016: Assistant Professor for Hygiene and Microbiology, MvP, LMU Munich
2016: to date Associate Professor for Hygiene and Microbiology at the Max von Pettenkofer-Institute (MvP), Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
2018: Offered Full Professorship, “Intestinal Microbiome”, TUM Munich (declined)

Other Academic Roles
2012-present: Head of the Animal Facility (Tierhausleitung) at the Max von Pettenkofer-Institute
2013-2016: Member of the Executive Board, section "Probiotics, Microbiota and Host", of the DGHM
2014-present: President of the Center for Gastrointestinal Microbiome Research (CEGIMIR), German Center for Infection Research (DZIF)
2016-2019: President of the section "Probiotics, Microbiota and Host" in the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM)
2016-2019: Conference ”Microbiota, Probiotics & Host” (annual meeting with 100 participants) in Seeon, Germany
2019: Deputy Speaker, Collaborative Research Center 1371 “Microbiome Signatures”

Awards and Prizes
[2019] European Research Council (ERC), Consolidator Grant 2019
[2017] German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM), Main Award 2017
[2011] Yakult-Prize ‘Science for Health’
[2009] Robert Koch Society ‘Postdoctoral Prize’
[2009] FEMS Travel Grant for the 3rd Congress of European Microbiologists
[2008] Swiss Society of Microbiology (SSM) Encouragement Award
[2008] Member of the TANDEM plus IDEA program