Bailer, Susanne Prof. Dr. sc. nat.

Head of Innovation Field Virus-based Technologies

Susanne Bailer studied biology at the Universities of Ulm and Freiburg. In 1990 she obtained her doctorate, after which she continued her work in the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saarland University, Homburg, in 2005. Through the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, she joined Fraunhofer IGB in Stuttgart in 2012 as the group manager of “Infection Biology and Array Technology”. Since 2019 she has been leading the innovation field “Virus-based Technologies”.

In 2013, Bailer started working as a private lecturer in Stuttgart and took over the lead of the Biological-Medical Interfaces group at the Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology IGVP. In 2017, she was appointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Stuttgart.

Together with her university research group, Susanne Bailer studies elementary mechanisms of the infection biology of herpes viruses. Thereby, her accumulated discoveries enable a seamless transition to the application-oriented research at Fraunhofer IGB.

Here, the scientist’s research focuses on the development of innovative virus-based therapies and technologies, and on technologies for diagnosing infectious agents.

Additionally, Bailer leads the activities in the Health area of the Biointelligence Competence Center.