Kathryn Nixdorff

Nixdorff is a professor in the Department of Microbiology and Genetics at Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. Her research has focused on molecular aspects of the interaction between microorganisms and the immune system. A founding member of the university’s interdisciplinary research group on science, technology, and security, she works on problems involving new developments in science and technology and their relevance for the control of biological weapons. Together with Alexander Kelle and Malcolm Dando, she wrote Preventing a Biochemical Arms Race, which was published in 2012 by Stanford University Press.