Robert Hertel

Dr. rer. nat. Robert Hertel

Research interests

I am interested in the diversity and biology of Bacillus subtilis phages. My primary viral model system is the B. subtilis 168 prophage SPβ.

Education – professional positions

07/2022 – open          Guest Scientist, University of Göttingen
05/2020 – 06/2022     Group Leader, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg
09/2018 – 05/2020     PI, University of Göttingen
03/2015 – 08/2018     Postdoc, University of Göttingen
10/2010 – 02/2015     PhD, University of Göttingen
04/2010                       Diploma (Biology), University of Göttingen

Further trainig

Scientific project management according to §15 GenTSV (in Germany obligatory for the administration of an independent laboratory)

Permission according to § 44 ff. of the Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans (IfSG) (in Germany obligatory to work with pathogens)


See the section Publications for details.


VAAM (German Society for Microbiology), ISVM (International Society for Viruses of Microorganisms), NFP (Nationals Forum Phagen)

Reviewer for:

FEMS Microbiology Letters (Oxford Academic)
Archives in Virology (Springer Nature)
Viruses (MDPI)
International Journal of Molecular Sciences (MDPI)
Genes (MDPI) Reviewer board member
BMC Genomics (Springer Nature)
Cells (MDPI) Reviewer bord member
Environmental Microbiome (Springer Nature)
Biomolecules (MDPI)
Microbiology (Microbiology Society)