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.


16.02.2020 - 22.02.2020 // Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute

State-of-the-art alternative infection models to study molecular mechanisms of human fungal infections

20.02.2020 // 09:30 Uhr // Lecture hall Louis Pasteur, Leibniz-HKI

Elaine Bignell:
Aspergillus fumigatus - an accidental lung pathogen