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.

Galenus-von-Pergamon Award 2014 // 17.10.2014

Research Award for Christine Skerka and Peter F. Zipfel more…

Precious Findings in mud // 10.10.2014

HKI Junior Research Group discovers new antibiotics more…

A. Brakhage, B. Hube (HKI/Schroll)

Microbiology Research Award for A. Brakhage and B. Hube // 10.10.2014

Axel Brakhage and Bernhard Hube were awarded with the prestigious Microbiology Award by the DGHM more…

Ilse Jacobsen (Foto: HKI/Schroll)

On the trail of Bernhard Grzimek // 24.09.2014

Ilse Jacobsen appointed as Professor for Microbial Immunology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena more…


28.10.2014 // 18:00 Uhr // Lecture hall Am Planetarium 1

Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber:
The evolution and function of C4 photosynthesis

29.10.2014 // 16:00 Uhr // Rosensäle, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Welcome Party for beginners of the doctorate


Schwartze VU, Winter S, Shelest E, Marcet-Houben M, Horn F, Wehner S, Linde J, Valiante V, Sammeth M, Riege K, Nowrousian M, Kaerger K, Jacobsen ID, Marz M, Brakhage AA, Gabaldón T, Böcker S, Voigt K

Gene expansion shapes genome architecture in the human pathogen Lichtheimia corymbifera: an evolutionary genomics analysis in the ancient terrestrial Mucorales (Mucoromycotina). PLoS Genetics

Wartenberg A, Linde J, Martin R, Schreiner M, Horn F, Jacobsen ID, Jenull S, Wolf T, Kuchler K, Guthke R, Kurzai O, Forche A, d’Enfert C, Brunke S, Hube B

Microevolution of Candida albicans in macrophages restores filamentation in a nonfilamentous mutant. PLoS Genetics [Accepted]