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.

Fungal protector against bacterial attackers // 11.08.2020

Research team from Jena deciphers complex interplay between bacteria, fungi and plants more…

Franceska Meister and Anne-Josephin Schoele in the Bio Pilot Plant of the Leibniz-HKI.

Polyhydroxybutyric acid and microbial electrochemistry // 06.07.2020

The Leibniz-HKI presents itself on the exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft - online interviews before the tour starts. more…