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.
Runners of the Leibniz-HKI join the competion for the 8. time in a row more… HKI running team competes in 9. "Jenaer Firmenlauf"
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01.09.2019 - 30.11.2019 // University Hospital Jena
15.09.2019 - 17.09.2019 // Leibniz-HKI
18.09.2019 // 14:00 Uhr // Lecture hall Louis Pasteur, HKI