Dr Falk Ponath


Falk Ponath obtained his PhD in microbiology from the University of Würzburg and the Helmholtz-Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) in December 2022. As part of his thesis work, he explored the molecular biology of the cancer-associated microbe Fusobacterium nucleatum. The “Dr. Eckernkamp Fellowship program” of the Würzburg-based Vogel Stiftung Dr. Eckernkamp supported him during his PhD. As a postdoc in the Vogel group, he is now continuing his efforts and leveraging newly developed genetic tools to dissect the interaction of F. nucleatum with cancer cells.