Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie

Curriculum vitae Dr. med. Johannes Forster


Studies of Political Science at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen

4/2005-11/2011 Medical Studies at Westfälischen Wilhelmsuniversität Münster (Germany), Université de Nantes (France)

Doctoral Thesis, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen MD awarded 2012 (magna cum laude)

3/2012-3/2017      Specialist training in “Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine”, St. Josef Hospital, Children’s Hospital Ruhr-University of Bochum (Germany)
5/2016 Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTMH, Liverpool, UK)
5/2017 Board examination in „Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine“ (Facharztprüfung “Kinder- und Jugendmedizin”), Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe
7/2017- 9/2021 Specialist training in „Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology“, Institute for Hygiene and Microbiology, University of Würzburg
11/2021 Board examination in „Microbiology, Virology and Infection Epidemiology“ (Facharztprüfung “Mikrobiologie, Virologie und Infektionsepidemiologie”), Bayerische Landesärztekammer
Research Fields

Diagnostic and clinical microbiology
Pediatric infectious diseases

Antibiotic stewardship

Selected Publications 

Dichtl, K., A. Osterman, J. Forster, L. Jakob, S. Suerbaum, M. J. Flaig, S. Schubert and J. Wagener (2023). "A retrospective evaluation of the Euroarray STI-11 multiplex system for the detection of eight STI causing agents." Sci Rep 13(1): 11382.

Engels, G., K. Hecker, J. Forster, N. Toepfner, E. Hick, F. Pietsch, P. Heuschmann, R. Berner, C. Hartel, O. Kurzai, A. Petersmann, A. Streng and J. Liese (2022). "High Seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Preschool Children in July 2022." Dtsch Arztebl Int 119(45): 771-772.

Forster, J., K. Dichtl and J. Wagener (2022). "Lower beta-1,3-D-glucan testing cut-offs increase sensitivity for non-albicans Candida species bloodstream infections." Mycoses 65(5): 500-507.

Forster, J., M. Hoenigl, S. Suerbaum, J. Wagener and K. Dichtl (2022). "Serologic biomarkers in Candida and Aspergillus infections of the central nervous system: A comparison of galactomannan, mannan and β-1,3-D-gucan testing from serum and cerebrospinal fluid." Mycoses 65(7): 709-714.

Forster, J., O. Koc, M. B. Koeppel, A. Hamprecht, O. Kurzai, S. Suerbaum, J. Wagener and K. Dichtl (2022). "beta-1,3-d-Glucan and Galactomannan as Biomarkers for the Detection of Invasive Geotrichum and Magnusiomyces Infections: a Retrospective Evaluation." J Clin Microbiol 60(1): e0160721.

Forster, J., B. Kohlmorgen, J. Haas, P. Weis, L. Breunig, D. Turnwald, B. Mizaikoff and C. Schoen (2022). "A streamlined method for the fast and cost-effective detection of bacterial pathogens from positive blood cultures for the BacT/ALERT blood culture system using the Vitek MS mass spectrometer." PLoS One 17(4): e0267669.

Forster, J., P. Paul and J. Liese (2023). "Current Management of Pediatric Parapneumonic Pleural Effusions and Pleural Empyema." Pediatr Infect Dis J 42(11): e407-e410.

Forster, J., A. Streng, P. Rudolph, V. Rucker, J. Wallstabe, S. Timme, F. Pietsch, K. Hartmann, M. Krauthausen, J. Schmidt, T. Ludwig, D. Gierszewski, T. Jans, G. Engels, B. Weissbrich, M. Romanos, L. Dolken, P. Heuschmann, C. Hartel, I. Gagyor, M. T. Figge, O. Kurzai, J. Liese and V. S. G. Wu-KiTa-Co (2022). "Feasibility of SARS-CoV-2 Surveillance Testing Among Children and Childcare Workers at German Day Care Centers: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial." JAMA Netw Open 5(1): e2142057.

Forster, J., G. Piazza, D. Goettler, D. Kemmling, C. Schoen, M. Rose, A. Streng and J. G. Liese (2021). "Effect of Prehospital Antibiotic Therapy on Clinical Outcome and Pathogen Detection in Children With Parapneumonic Pleural Effusion/Pleural Empyema." Pediatr Infect Dis J 40(6): 544-549.

Krone, M., I. Wagenhäuser, K. Knies, D. Hofmann, G. Engels, R. Taurines, M. McDonogh, S. Flemming, T. Meyer, H. Böhm, A. Scherzad, M. Eisenmann, V. Rauschenberger, A. Gabel, N. Petri, J. Reusch, J. Forster, B. Weißbrich, L. Dölken, O. Kurzai, U. Vogel, C. Härtel, J. Liese and O. Andres (2023). "Clinical accuracy of SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen testing in screening children and adolescents." J Infect 86(3): 256-308.