Dr Christian Zenner

Post Doctoral Scientist

Deciphering the composition of gut microbiota of humans and animals through sequencing and cultivation approaches, and investigating how microbiota members can promote immune functions in different hosts.

I became interested in animal sciences when I trained as a lab technician from 2007-2010. In 2011, I started studying Veterinary Medicine at LMU Munich, followed by a PhD thesis, which I completed in 2020. During my PhD at the Department of Veterinary Sciences, I gained knowledge of anaerobic cultivation, 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing, taxonomic and functional description of novel taxa using genomics, and the evaluation of host immune parameters using RNAseq. I joined the Hall lab at TUM as a post-doc in 2021, acting as a link between human and animal microbiome research.

Dr Christian Zenner

Research Areas

  • Host-Microbiota Crosstalk