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…


23.10.2014 // 17:00 Uhr // Abbe Center Beutenberg, Hans-Knöll-Str. 1

Prof. Dr. Jens C. Brüning:
Das Gehirn als Regulator von Körpergewicht und Stoffwechsel

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

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


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

Moebius N, Uzüm Z, Dijksterhuis J, Lackner G, Hertweck C

Active invasion of bacteria into living fungal cells. Elife