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.

INFECTIONS'21 // 20.01.2015

Start of a new Leibniz Research Alliance more…

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai is the new speaker of the Center for Innovation Competence Septomics in Jena. Quelle: HKI/Schroll

New Speaker for Septomics // 14.01.2015

Executive Board of the Center elects Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai more…

Successful explorer of active compounds // 10.12.2014

Natural product researcher Prof. Dr. Christian Hertweck from Jena receives the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG) more…


10.02.2015 // 13:00 - 14:30 Uhr // Lecture hall Robert Koch, HKI-Center for Systems Biology of Infection

SFB TR 124 FungiNet - Colloquium

10.02.2015 // 14:15 Uhr // Lecture hall Louis Pasteur, HKI-Center for Systems Biology of Infection

Claudia Roß:
Toxinbiosynthese von Burkholderia spp. in Interaktionen mit Pilzen, Pflanzen und Insekten

17.02.2015 // 17:15 Uhr // Lecture hall Koch and Pasteur, HKI Center for Systems Biology of Infection

Dr. Ernst-Bernhard Kley:
Micro- and nanostructured optics, its application and its perspectives for the life sciences


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