Dr Jens Hör


Jens Hör studied life and medical sciences at the University of Bonn (Germany) and received his PhD from the University of Würzburg (Germany) in 2020. During these studies, he focused on the analysis of the global bacterial RNA-protein complexome. He then joined the Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) as a postdoc, where he worked on solving the mechanisms of bacterial anti-phage defense systems. Since 2024, he has been a research group leader at the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI).


Bacteria conjugate ubiquitin-like proteins to interfere with phage assembly

Hör J, Wolf SG, Sorek R (2024)

Nature (In press)


Discovery of phage determinants that confer sensitivity to bacterial immune systems

Stokar-Avihail A, Fedorenko T, Hör J, Garb J, Leavitt A, Millman A, Shulman G, Wojtania N, Melamed S, Amitai G, Sorek R (2023)

Cell 186 (9): 1863-1876.e16DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2023.02.029