Microbial natural products serving as mediators of biological communication are essential for our lives. They do, however, play an ambivalent role: on the one hand, they contribute to the generation of many infectious diseases; on the other hand, they belong to the most important sources provided in drugs such as antibiotics. 

We investigate the communication between micro-organisms to be able to make use of the acquired know-how to develop innovative components for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases. By means of implementing those research results and the derived models thereof, we make a contribution to the development of the systems biology of an infection.

InfectControl 2020 - Positive vote for Core Projects // 17.06.2014

The Scientific Advisory Board of the consortium InfectControl 2020 evaluated all core projects positively more…

Die HKI-Doktorandin Qian Chen erhält den „Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed students abroad“. (Foto: Tina Kunath)

Encouragement from the home country // 02.06.2014

Young scientist Qian Chen is honoured by the Chinese Ministry of Education more…

Prof. Dr. Christian Hertweck

Mystery of chemical interactions // 22.05.2014

Collaborative Research Centre "ChemBioSys" is funded until 2018 with eight million euros more…


25.08.2014 // 10:15 Uhr // Lecture Hall 1-42, HKI-Center for Systems Biology of Infection

Katrin Lapp:
Die Rolle von reaktiven Stickstoffspezies in der Interaktion von Aspergillus fumigatus mit humanen neutrophilen Granulozyten

02.09.2014 - 03.09.2014 // Lecture hall Erbertstrasse

JSMC Symposium 2014

08.09.2014 - 08.09.2014 // 18:00 - 19:30 Uhr // Meeting room E0.2.207, Abbe Center, Hans-Knöll-Straße 1, Beutenberg Campus

German Course Level A1.4 for „Advanced beginners“