Kürşad Turgay is Professor of Microbiology at the Leibniz University in Hannover. In 2019, he and his group joined the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens in Berlin. Prof. Turgay´s group focuses its research on bacterial stress response and protein homeostasis. Research topics include e.g. stringent and heat shock response, the role and function of bacterial chaperone systems such as AAA+ protease systems and their adaptor proteins in protein quality control and regulatory proteolysis, as well as general cellular mechanisms allowing the adaptation of bacterial cells to different environments and stress conditions.