Kirsten Jung

Kirsten Jung has been Professor and Chair of Microbiology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany) since 2004. Her research focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms of the response of model bacteria, in particular Escherichia, Salmonella and Vibrio, to environmental stress. Early in her career, she worked on transport proteins and a K+-responsive histidine kinase/response regulator system. Her current work focuses on the structure/function of membrane-integrated and soluble receptors in response to acid stress and the stress response behavior of single cells. Kirsten Jung coordinated the DFG-funded priority program "Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Sociobiology of Bacterial Populations" from 2012-2019 and established the interdisciplinary graduate school "Molecular Principles of Synthetic Biology". She is an elected member of the DFG Review Board Microbiology (2016-2024) and of the Board of the Center of Advanced Studies at LMU (since 2016).