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.

Balance of the Microverse // 22.02.2018

Full proposal for Cluster of Excellence with participation of the HKI submitted more…

Leibniz Trainee Award 2017 for HKI employee // 01.12.2017

Biologielaborantin Dorothee Eckhardt freut sich über die Auszeichnung more…

Welcome to the HKI! // 10.10.2017

Miriam Rosenbaum takes over as head of the Bio Pilot Plant more…


19.03.2018 - 22.03.2018 // Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3

MiCom 2018

11.04.2018 // 17:15 Uhr // Seminar room 124, Philosophenweg 12

Philipp Hennersdorf:
Microbial diversity in selected Indonesian marine organisms

12.04.2018 // 16:00 Uhr // Aula of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena

March for Science