Publikationen 2015
Originalartikel The adhesive properties of the Staphylococcus lugdunensis multifunctional adhesive AtlL and its role in biofilm formation and internalization.
M. Hussain, T. Steinbacher, G. Peters, C. Heilmann, K. Becker.
Int J Med Microbiol. 2015 305(1):129-139.  Impact of multiplex PCR on antimicrobial treatment in febrile neutropenia: a randomized controlled study.
E.A. Idelevich, G. Silling, Y. Niederbracht, H. Penner, M.C. Sauerland, S. Tafelski, I. Nachtigall, W.E. Berdel, G. Peters, K. Becker, Molecular Diagnostics of Sepsis study group.
Med. Microbiol. Immunol. [Epub ahead of print] Development and evaluation of a novel universal β-lactamase gene subtyping assay for blaSHVblaTEM and blaCTX-M using clinical and livestock-associated Escherichia coli.
L.M. Strauß, C. Dahms, K. Becker, A. Kramer, M. Kaase, A. Mellmann.
J. Antimicrob. Chemother. [Epub ahead of print] 
  Molecular characterization of Shigella spp. from patients in Gabon 2011-2013.
F. Schaumburg, A.S. Alabi, H. Kaba, B. Lell, K. Becker, M.P. Grobusch, P.G. Kremsner, A. Mellmann.
Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. [Epub ahead of print] Cerebral toxoplasmosis in an adolescent post allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: successful outcome by antiprotozoal chemotherapy and CD4+ T-lymphocyte recovery.
K. Kerl, K. Ehlert, A. Brentrup, M. Schiborr, K. Keyvani, K. Becker, C. Rossig, A.H. Groll.
Transpl. Infect. Dis. 2015 [Epub ahead of print] Evolution of Staphylococcus aureus under Vancomycin Selective Pressure: the Role of the Small-Colony Variant Phenotype.
Lenhard JR1, von Eiff C2, Hong IS3, Holden PN1, Bear MD1, Suen A1, Bulman ZP1, Tsuji BT4.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015 Feb;59(2):1347-51. doi: 10.1128/AAC.04508-14. Epub 2014 Dec 1. Microarray based identification of human antibiodies against Staphylococcus aureus antigens.
Kloppot P, Selle M, Kohler C, Stentzel S, Fuchs S, Liebscher V, Müller E, Kale D, Ohlsen K, Bröker BM, Zipfel PF, Kahl BC, Ehricht R, Hecker M, Engelmann S.
Proteomics Clin Appl. 2015 Feb 11. [Epub ahead of print] Avibactam confers susceptibility to a large proportion of ceftazidime-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates recovered from cystic fibrosis patients.
Chalhoub H, Tunney M, Elborn JS, Vergison A, Denis O, Plésiat P, Kahl BC, Van Bambeke F, Tulkens PM.
J Antimicrob Chemother. 2015 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] Response to "in vivo attenuation and genetic evolution of a ST247-SCCmecl MRSA clone after 13 years of pathogenic bronchopulmonary colonization in a patient with cystic fibrosis: implications of the innate immune response"
Kriegeskorte A, Block D, Kahl BC.
Mucosal Immunol. 2015 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print  Transcriptional adaptations during long-term persistence of Staphylococcus aureus in the airways of a cystic fibrosis patient.
Windmüller N, Witten A, Block D, Bunk B, Spröer C, Kahl BC, Mellmann A.
Int J Med Microbiol. 2015 Jan;305(1):38-46. Prevalence of Scedosporium species and Lomentospora prolificans in patients with cystic fibrosis in a multicenter trial by use of a selective medium.
Sedlacek L, Graf B, Schwarz C, Albert F, Peter S, Würstl B, Wagner S, Klotz M, Becker A, Haase G, Laniado G, Kahl B, Suerbaum S, Seibold M, Tintelnot K.
J Cyst Fibros. 2015 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] Randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating multiplex polymerase chain reaction for pathogen identification and therapy adaptation in critical care patients with pulmonary or abdominal sepsis.
Tafelski S, Nachtigall I, Adam T, Bereswill S, Faust J, Tamarkin A, Trefzer T, Deja M, Idelevich EA, Wernecke KD, Becker K, Spies C;
Molecular Diagnostics of Sepsis Study Group.
J Int Med Res. 2015 Apr 24. pii: 0300060514561135. [Epub ahead of print] Is Africa the origin of major Haitian Staphylococcus aureus lineages?
Schaumburg F, Gast B, Sannon H, Mellmann A, Becker K.
Int J Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 23;34:1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2015.02.012. [Epub ahead of print] MRSA Clonal Complex 22 Strains Harboring Toxic Shock Syndrome Toxin (TSST-1) Are Endemic in the Primary Hospital in Gaza, Palestine.
Laham NA, Mediavilla JR, Chen L, Abdelateef N, Elamreen FA, Ginocchio CC, Pierard D, Becker K, Kreiswirth BN.
PLoS One. 2015 Mar 17;10(3):e0120008. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120008. eCollection 2015. Co-detection of Panton-Valentine leukocidin encoding genes and cotrimoxazole resistance in Staphylococcus aureus in Gabon: implications for HIV-patients' care.
Kraef C, Alabi AS, Peters G, Becker K, Kremsner PG, Rossatanga EG, Mellmann A, Grobusch MP, Zanger P, Schaumburg F.
Front Microbiol. 2015 Feb 5;6:60.  Staphylococcus aureus complex from animals and humans in three remote African regions.
Schaumburg F, Pauly M, Anoh E, Mossoun A, Wiersma L, Schubert G, Flammen A, Alabi AS, Muyembe-Tamfum JJ, Grobusch MP, Karhemere S, Akoua-Koffi C, Couacy-Hymann E, Kremsner PG, Mellmann A, Becker K, Leendertz FH, Peters G.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2014 Dec 11. pii: S1198-743X(14)00113-X. doi: 10.1016/j.cmi.2014.12.001.
[Epub ahead of print]Persistence of nasal colonization with human pathogenic bacteria and associated antimicrobial resistance in the German general population. 
R. Köck, P. Werner, A.W. Friedrich, C. Fegeler, K. Becker; Prevalence of Multiresistant Microorganisms (PMM) Study Group; 
Prevalence of Multiresistant Microorganisms PMM Study Group.
New Microbes New Infect. 2015 DEc 1;9:24-34Thymidine-dependent Staphylococcus aureus small colony variants (SCVs) are induced by trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT) and have an increased fitness during SXT challenge.
A. Kriegeskorte, N.I. Lorè, A. Bragonzi, C. Riva, M. Kelkenberg, K. Becker, R.A. Proctor, G. Peters, B.C. Kahl.
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 2015 [Epub ahead of print]Missense mutations of PBP2a are associated with reduced susceptibility to ceftaroline and ceftobiprole in African methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus.
F. Schaumburg, G. Peters, A. Alabi, K. Becker, E. Idelevich.
J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 2015 71(1):41-4
Important contribution of the novel locus comEB to extracellular DNA-dependent Staphylococcus lugdunensis biofilm formation.
N.B. Rajendran, J. Eikmeier, K. Becker, M. Hussain, G. Peters, C. Heilmann.
Infect Immun. 2015 [Epub ahead of print]
Molecular Diagnostics of Sepsis Study Group. Randomized controlled clinical trial evaluating multiplex polymerase chain reaction for pathogen identification and therapy adaptation in critical care patients with pulmonary or abdominal sepsis.
S. Tafelski, I. Nachtigall, T. Adam, S. Bereswill, J. Faust, A. Tamarkin, T. Trefzer, M. Deja, E.A. Idelevich, K.D. Wernecke, K. Becker, C. Spies for the Molecular Diagnostics of Sepsis Study Group.
J Int Med Res. 2015 43(3):364-77
 Fatal infections caused by methicillin-resistantStaphylococcus aureus of clonal complex 398: case presentations and molecular epidemiology.
C. Berning, C. Lanckohr, H. Baumgartner, M. Drescher, K. Becker, G. Peters, R. Köck, B.C. Kahl.
JMM Case Reports 2015 2(2):1-4 
 Population structure of Legionella spp. from environmental samples in Gabon, 2013.
J. Ehrhardt, A.S. Alabi, T. Kuczius, F.F. Tsombeng, K. Becker, P.G. Kremsner, F. Schaumburg, M. Esen.
Infect. Genet. Evol. 2015 33:299-303
Fine-tuning recA expression in Staphylococcus aureus for antimicrobial photoinactivation: importance of photo-induced DNA damage in the photoinactivation mechanism.
M. Grinholc, A. Rodziewicz, K. Forys, A. Rapacka-Zdonczyk, A. Kawiak, A. Domachowska, G. Golunski, C. Wolz, L. Mesak, K. Becker, K.P. Bielawski.
Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2015 99(21):9161-76

Low-level antimicrobial resistance of Enterobacteriaceae isolated from the nares of pig-exposed persons.
Fischer J, Hille K, Mellmann A, Schaumburg F, Kreienbrock L, Köck R.
Epidemiol Infect. 2015 Jul 29:1-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Molecular Characterization and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus Isolates from Clinical Infection and Asymptomatic Carriers in Southwest Nigeria.
Ayepola OO, Olasupo NA, Egwari LO, Becker K, Schaumburg F.
PLoS One. 2015 Sep 8;10(9):e0137531. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137531. eCollection 2015.

An assessment on DNA microarray and sequence-based methods for the characterization of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus from Nigeria.
Shittu AO, Oyedara O, Okon K, Raji A, Peters G, von Müller L, Schaumburg F, Herrmann M, Ruffing U.
Front Microbiol. 2015 Oct 20;6:1160. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01160. eCollection 2015.

State-wide surveillance of antibiotic resistance patterns and spa types of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from blood cultures in North Rhine-Westphalia, 2011-2013.
Cuny C, Layer F, Werner G, Harmsen D, Daniels-Haardt I, Jurke A, Mellmann A, Witte W, Köck R.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2015 Aug;21(8):750-7.



Classification of Rhinoentomophthoromycosis into Atypical, Early, Intermediate, and Late Disease: A Proposal.
Blumentrath CG, Grobusch MP, Matsiégui PB, Pahlke F, Zoleko-Manego R, Nzenze-Aféne S, Mabicka B, Sanguinetti M, Kremsner PG, Schaumburg F.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Oct 1;9(10):e0003984. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003984. 


Bücher und Buchbeiträge K. Becker, R.L. Skov, C. von Eiff. Staphylococcus, Micrococcus, and Other Catalase-Positive Cocci. In: J.H. Jorgensen, M.A. Pfaller. Manual of Clinical Microbiology, ASM press, Washington, DC, 2015, 11th Edition
K. Becker, M. David, A. Friedrich, E. Perencevich, H. Morgan Scott, R. L. Skov, E. Tacconelli, M. Vos, S. Weese. FAQ: The Threat of MRSA. American Academy of Microbiology, Washington, DC, 2015