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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.

A cordial reunion // 28.06.2017

The Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC) and International Leibniz Research School (ILRS) organized an alumni meeting. more…

International distinction for Axel Brakhage // 22.06.2017

The director of the HKI is a newly elected member of the American Academy of Microbiology more…

Two awards at the ISBA // 13.06.2017

Two poster prices for the HKI at the 18th International Symposium on Biology of Actinomycetesn (ISBA) more…

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Publications

Baccile JA, Spraker JE, Le HH, Brandenburger E, Gomez C, Bok JW, Macheleidt J, Brakhage AA, Hoffmeister D, Keller NP, Schroeder FC

Plant-like biosynthesis of isoquinoline alkaloids in Aspergillus fumigatus. Nat Chem Biol

Moyes DL*, Wilson D*, Richardson JP*, Mogavero S*, Tang SX, Wernecke J, Höfs S, Gratacap RL, Robbins J, Runglall M, Murciano C, Blagojevic M, Thavaraj S, Förster TM, Hebecker B, Kasper L, Vizcay G, Iancu SI, Kichik N, Häder A, Kurzai O, Luo T, Krüger T, Kniemeyer O, Cota E, Bader O, Wheeler RT, Gutsmann T, Hube B, Naglik JR

Candidalysin is a fungal peptide toxin critical for mucosal infection. Nature

Klapper M, Götze S, Barnett R, Willing K, Stallforth P

Bacterial alkaloids prevent amoebal predation. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl

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