Investigating natural products – combating infections

Our scientists combine microbial natural product research with infection biology, in particular of human-pathogenic fungi.

We are interested in the production and ecological function of microbial natural products and in the interactions of pathogenic microorganisms, especially fungi, with the host. To this end, we investigate the defence of the immune system against pathogens, the strategies of microorganisms to overcome it and the molecules involved.

We use our findings to develop new diagnostic methods and natural product-based anti-infectives.

Advent calendar

To make the days until Christmas a little more exciting, here are 24 memories of scientific highlights from the past year. Take a look and learn something new. We wish you a “Microby Christmas”!

Meet our scientists

Fascinating insights

In the interviews, our scientists report on their projects, papers or experiments.