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.

Plant leaf under the new laboratory setup.

Up and Down for Chemical Visibility // 17.03.2017

Jena scientists extend mass spectrometric imaging to non-flat biological surfaces. more…

Fresh funds for new research // 02.03.2017

Hajo Kries receives fellowship of the Daimler and Benz Foundation more…

From San Diego to Jena // 21.02.2017

Christin Reimer receives award for best Master thesis from BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg more…


05.04.2017 // 10:00 Uhr // IAAC, Humboldtstr. 8

Philip Wojtas:
Totalsynthese von Nosiheptid

10.04.2017 - 11.04.2017 // München

Leibniz Meeting on Bioactive Compounds 2017


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