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.


27.06.2019 // Lecture hall Koch and Pasteur, Leibniz-HKI

2nd Industry Contact Forum

28.06.2019 // 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr // Lecture hall Louis Pasteur, HKI

2nd JSMC and ILRS Alumni Meeting

01.07.2019 // 20:00 Uhr // Café Wagner

Prof. Dr. Christian Hertweck:
Hexen, Zombies und Zyklopen