Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Sahl



Prof. Dr. H.G. Sahl


Medical FacultyUniversity of Bonn

Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105 Bonn


Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bonn

Meckenheimer Allee 168, 53115 BONN

Phone:  0228 73 5272; Fax:   0228 73 5267



Honors & Awards (Selection)

1991                     Main Research Award of the German Society for Microbiology (DGHM)

2003                     Elected Chairman of the 4th Gordon Research Conference on "Antimicrobial Peptides" 

2010/12                Elected Vice Chair of the 3rd and elected Chair of the 4th Gordon Research Conference on

"New Antibacterial Discovery and Development"


Selected Publications

  • Schneider T, Kruse T, Wimmer R, Wiedemann I, Sass V, Pag U, Jansen R, Nielsen AK, Mygind PH, Raventos DS, Neve S, Ravn B, Bonvin MJJ, de Maria L, Andersen AS, Gammelgaard L, Sahl HG, Kristensen HH. (2010). Plectasin, a fungal defensin antibiotic peptide, targets the bacterial cell precursor Lipid II. Science 328, 1168-1172 
  • Schneider T,Sahl HG.(2010). Lipid II and other bactoprenol-bound cell wall precursors as drug targets. Curr Opin Investig Drugs 11, 157-164
  • Hancock REW, Sahl HG. (2006). Antimicrobial and host defence peptides as novel anti-infective therapeutic strategies. Nature Biotechnology 24, 1551-1557. 
  • Peschel A, Sahl HG.(2006). The co-evolution of antimicrobial host defense peptides and microbial peptide resistance. Nature Rev Microbiology 4, 529-536
  • Brötz-Oesterhelt H, Beyer D, Kroll HP, Endermann R, Ladel C, Schroeder W, Hinzen B, Raddatz S, Paulsen W, Henninger K, Bandow J, Sahl HG,Labischinski,H. (2005). Dysregulation of bacterial proteolytic machinery by a new class of antibiotics. Nature Medicine 11, 1082-1087.