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.

Tiny bodyguards // 01.09.2020

Helper bacteria stop and disarm pathogens more…

Scheme bacteria as factory

Science Ahoy // 31.08.2020

The Leibniz-HKI presents itself on the exhibition ship MS Wissenschaft - with two exhibits, an online quiz and personally. more…