Marcus Fulde obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover (TiHo) in 2007, before he moved to the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig. At the HZI, Marcus did a Postdoc in the lab of Prof. Gursharan Singh Chhatwal on host-pathogen interactions of pathogenic streptococci. In 2011, he moved back to Hannover to join the team of Prof. Mathias Hornef, who is an expert in the field of Innate Immunity of the neonate host. In the following years, Marcus combined his expertise and focused on the mechanisms of bacterial infections in newborns, with a particular focus on pathogens of the neonate gut. Marcus finished is habilitation in microbiology in 2015 and moved to Berlin to lead the “Dahlem International Network Professorship” for Veterinary Infection Biology at the Freie Universität Berlin.