Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Dr. med. Christoph U. Schoen

    Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

    Josef-Schneider-Straße 2 / E1
    97080 Würzburg

    Tel.: ++49 931-31-46162
    Fax: ++49 931-31-46445

    Mail: cschoen(at)hygiene.uni-wuerzburg.de

    Curriculum vitae:

    Academic career





    Studies of Physics and Medicine at the Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, and Georg-August-University, Göttingen


    Medical Assistant (AiP) at the Clinic for General and Vascular Surgery, Klinikum Bremen-Mitte, and at the Clinic for Internal Medicine II,  University Hospital Würzburg


    M.D. thesis in Molecular Medical Mycology (Prof. U. Rüchel), Institute for Medical Microbiology, Georg-August-University, Göttingen


    PhD in Microbiology (Prof. W. Goebel), Department of Microbiology, Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg


    Postgraduate degree in Bioinformatics, Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg


    Postdoc with Prof. Dr. M. Frosch, Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology, Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg

    since 2006

    Group leader


    Board examination in „Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology“ (Facharztprüfung “Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Infektionsepidemiologie”), Bayerische Landesärztekammer


    Habilitation/Venia legendi in Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg

    since 2012 Head of the Laboratory for Diagnostic Microbiology at the Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg




    1991-1996 Student fellowship of the Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung
    2000-2004 MD/PhD stipend of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF)
    2009 PostDoc award for microbiology of the Robert-Koch-Stiftung
    Since 2012 Member of the Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS), University of Würzburg
    Since 2013
    Member of the Research Center for Infectious Diseases (ZINF), University of Würzburg

    Research Fields



    Diagnostic and clinical microbiology

    Functional and evolutionary pathogenomics of Neisseria meningitidis