Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology

Staff Profile

Dr Katharina Pazos Don Pedro

Research Assistant/Associate


Dr Katharina Peters is a Research Associate for the Institute for Cell & Molecular Biochemistry at University of Newcastle with areas of expertise in microbiology and biochemistry.


Current position: since April 2014

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the lab of Prof. Waldemar Vollmer (Bacterial Biochemistry, Centre for Bacterial Cell Biology, Newcastle, UK).


Education and work experience:

04.2013 – 12.2013 - Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Biology, University of Kaiserslautern (Germany)


07.2009 – 04.2013 - Research Scientist at the University of Kaiserslautern, Ph.D. in Microbiology

Thesis Title: Degradation of the essential penicillin-binding protein 2x of S. pneumoniae through the serine protease HtrA“


06.2008 – 05.2009 - Diploma Thesis in Microbiology, University of Kaiserslautern

Thesis Title: Promoter identification and expression analysis of penicillin-binding protein genes in S. pneumoniae R6“


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