Jörg Vogel

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Jörg Vogel
Born (1967-04-01) 1 April 1967 (age 55)
AwardsVAAM Research award, DGHM Senior Scientist Award, Leibniz Prize
Scientific career
FieldsRNA biology
Doctoral advisorThomas Börner, Wolfgang Hess
Doctoral studentsCynthia Sharma

Jörg Vogel (born 1 April 1967 in Cottbus, Germany) is a German scientist in the field of RNA biology and microbiology. He holds a position as full professor, chairs the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and is a founding Helmholtz-Institute director. Vogel studied biochemistry at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Imperial College London.[1] After his PhD work (1996–1999) he performed postdoctoral research at the Uppsala University, Sweden and was an EMBO fellow at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, Israel. From 2004 to 2009 he was a group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology. Since 2009 he is a full professor at the IMIB and head of the institute as successor to Jörg Hacker.[2] Furthermore, he is founding director of the Helmholtz-Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) in Würzburg that was established in 2017.[3]

Vogel's current activities cover the fields of small regulatory RNAs in bacteria, RNA sequencing, RNA localization as well as microRNAs and long non-coding RNAs in infected eukaryotic hosts. Jörg Vogel has contributed to over 200 research publications including many articles in high impact journals like Nature, Cell and Science.[4] Among other achievements he pioneered the application of RNA-Seq for the analysis of the bacterial transcription, CRISPR RNA maturation and host-pathogen interactions.[5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Jörg Vogel received the VAAM Research award (2010) and the DGHM Senior Scientist Award (2011).[10] In 2011 he was honored for his outstanding research and became an EMBO member.[11] In 2013 Vogel was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology[12] and the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.[13] Thomson Reuters included Jörg Vogel in the list of 2015 Highly Cited Researchers.[14] Starting from January 2016 to January 2019 he is a visiting professor at the Imperial College London in the Division of Infectious Diseases.[15] Furthermore, Vogel was one of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize winners 2017.[16]

He has been announced as president of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM) from 1 January 2021.[17]


  1. ^ "IMIB: Academic Career". www.imib-wuerzburg.de.
  2. ^ "Press release of the University of Würzburg (German)". Archived from the original on 2016-12-30. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  3. ^ "Press release "Würzburg to accommodate new Helmholtz Institute"". Archived from the original on 2016-10-14. Retrieved 2016-10-13.
  4. ^ Prof. Dr. Jörg Vogel. "IMIB: Publications". www.imib-wuerzburg.de. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  5. ^ Sharma, C. M.; Hoffmann, S.; Darfeuille, F.; Reignier, J. R. M.; Findeiss, S.; Sittka, A.; Chabas, S.; Reiche, K.; Hackermüller, J. R.; Reinhardt, R.; Stadler, P. F.; Vogel, J. R. (2010). "The primary transcriptome of the major human pathogen Helicobacter pylori". Nature. 464 (7286): 250–255. Bibcode:2010Natur.464..250S. doi:10.1038/nature08756. PMID 20164839. S2CID 205219639. closed access
  6. ^ Deltcheva, E.; Chylinski, K.; Sharma, C. M.; Gonzales, K.; Chao, Y.; Pirzada, Z. A.; Eckert, M. R.; Vogel, J.; Charpentier, E. (2011). "CRISPR RNA maturation by trans-encoded small RNA and host factor RNase III". Nature. 471 (7340): 602–607. Bibcode:2011Natur.471..602D. doi:10.1038/nature09886. PMC 3070239. PMID 21455174. closed access
  7. ^ Lander, E. S. (2016). "The Heroes of CRISPR". Cell. 164 (1–2): 18–28. doi:10.1016/j.cell.2015.12.041. PMID 26771483. closed access
  8. ^ Westermann, A. W.; Förstner, K. U.; Amman, F.; Barquist, L.; Chao, Y.; Schulte, L. N.; Müller, L.; Reinhardt, R.; Stadler, P. F.; Vogel, J. (2016). "Dual RNA-seq unveils noncoding RNA functions in host–pathogen interactions". Nature. 529 (7587): 496–501. Bibcode:2016Natur.529..496W. doi:10.1038/nature16547. PMID 26789254. S2CID 205247470. closed access
  9. ^ Smirnov, A.; Förstner, K. U.; Holmqvist, E.; Otto, A.; Günster, F.; Becher, D.; Reinhardt, R.; Vogel, J. (2016). "Grad-seq guides the discovery of ProQ as a major small RNA-binding protein". Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 113 (41): 11591–11596. Bibcode:2016PNAS..11311591S. doi:10.1073/pnas.1609981113. PMC 5068311. PMID 27671629. closed access
  10. ^ "DGHM – Verleihung der DGHM-Preise 2011". Archived from the original on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2012-12-17.
  11. ^ "EMBO press release "46 outstanding life scientists elected to EMBO membership"". Archived from the original on 2013-01-10. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
  12. ^ "AAM members elected in 2013". Archived from the original on April 13, 2016.
  13. ^ "List of Members". Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina. 6 October 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  14. ^ "University of Würzburg Press release – University researchers highly cited worldwide". Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  15. ^ "University of Würzburg einBlick "Personalia vom 26.01.2016" (German)". Archived from the original on 2016-01-27. Retrieved 2016-01-27.
  16. ^ "DFG – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – Leibniz-Preise 2017: DFG zeichnet drei Wissenschaftlerinnen und sieben Wissenschaftler aus". www.dfg.de.
  17. ^ "Professor Jörg Vogel is the New President of the European Academy of Microbiology". FEMS. 2020-11-24. Retrieved 2020-12-02.

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