Sonja MK Schoenfelder
  • Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB), University of Würzburg, Germany
Research focus
  • Molecular biology
  • 1 Author merit


Ph.D. in Microbiology, Centre for Infection and Immunity (CII), School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, The Queen’s University, 2011

Current position

Full-time Post-Doc position at the Institute for Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB), University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany


  1. Schoenfelder, S. M., Marincola, G., Geiger, T., Goerke, C., Wolz, C. and Ziebuhr, W. (2013). Methionine biosynthesis in Staphylococcus aureus is tightly controlled by a hierarchical network involving an initiator tRNA-specific T-box riboswitch. PLoS Pathog 9(9): e1003606.
  2. Schoenfelder, S. M., Lange, C., Eckart, M., Hennig, S., Kozytska, S. and Ziebuhr, W. (2010). Success through diversity - how Staphylococcus epidermidis establishes as a nosocomial pathogen. Int J Med Microbiol 300(6): 380-386.
  3. Weisser, M., Schoenfelder, S. M., Orasch, C., Arber, C., Gratwohl, A., Frei, R., Eckart, M., Fluckiger, U. and Ziebuhr, W. (2010). Hypervariability of biofilm formation and oxacillin resistance in a Staphylococcus epidermidis strain causing persistent severe infection in an immunocompromised patient. J Clin Microbiol 48(7): 2407-2412. (Equal contribution as first author)
1 Protocol published
In vitro Transcription (IVT) and tRNA Binding Assay
Author:  Sonja MK Schoenfelder, date: 09/20/2014, view: 12771, Q&A: 0
This protocol describes the coupling of (i) “live” in vitro RNA transcription with (ii) binding by a radiolabeled, pre-formed tRNA followed by native gel electrophoresis and phosphorimager scan to visualize the complex. The necessity arose ...
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