Marie-Louise Körner

Marie-Louise Körner

PhD student

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI)

Marie-Louise (Malou) Körner is a new doctoral researcher in bioinformatics. Her PhD project is centered on understanding how fungal-bacterial interactions in the environment shape human pathogenicity in fungi.

Malou studied Molecular Life Science (B.Sc.) and Computer Science (M.Sc.) at the University of Lübeck, Germany. During her Master’s, she spent seven months in Cartagena, Spain, doing an internship at the Institute of Plant Biotechnology of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena. After her graduation, she worked as a project coordinator in the bioinformatics department of the Helmholtz-Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany.

She loves traveling and languages, (cooperative) board games, as well as being outdoors and is looking forward to meeting new colleagues in the group :)


  • Bioinformatics and data analysis
  • Microbial communities and interactions in context with pathogenicity
  • Traveling, languages, plants and board games


  • MS in Computer Science, 2019

    University of Lübeck

  • BS in Molecular Life Science, 2015

    University of Lübeck