Like humans, bacteria live in most ecosystems with limited resources. Their resource investments are the result of weighing up costs and benefits - similar to financial systems. Victor Sourjik's Microbial Networks group has taken a closer look at bacterial investment strategies.

Bull and Bear in the Bacterial World


Like humans, bacteria live in most ecosystems with limited resources. Their resource investments are the result of weighing up costs and benefits - similar to financial systems. Victor Sourjik's Microbial Networks group has taken a closer look at bacterial investment strategies.
A spectacle in the winter sky - But not only birds, fish and even crowds of people show collective movement, also motile bacteria form intermittent jets and swirls. Biophysicist Remy Colin and his team have have now been able to show how swarm behaviour affects navigation in the environment.

Synchro swimmers under the microscope

A spectacle in the winter sky - But not only birds, fish and even crowds of people show collective movement, also motile bacteria form intermittent jets and swirls. Biophysicist Remy Colin and his team have have now been able to show how swarm behaviour affects navigation in the environment.

Bacteria show an amazing variety of mechanisms to control the spatial arrangement of cellular components, a process that is vital for cell division. Researchers led by Martin Thanbichler have now discovered a previously unknown central component of this machinery.

 

A new molecular switch for cell division

Bacteria show an amazing variety of mechanisms to control the spatial arrangement of cellular components, a process that is vital for cell division. Researchers led by Martin Thanbichler have now discovered a previously unknown central component of this machinery.
 

Researchers from our Department of Biochemistry and Synthetic Metabolism have discovered a long forgotten metabolic pathway. Their publication in the journal Nature sheds new light on the carbon dioxide balance of the world's oceans.

Something old, something new in the Ocean`s Blue

Researchers from our Department of Biochemistry and Synthetic Metabolism have discovered a long forgotten metabolic pathway. Their publication in the journal Nature sheds new light on the carbon dioxide balance of the world's oceans.

The marine bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus is the worldwide leading cause for seafood borne illnesses. Our research team led by Simon Ringgaard has identified "adventurer" cells that ensure the bacterium's dissemination and prevalence.

The Vibrio parahaemolyticus adventure

The marine bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus is the worldwide leading cause for seafood borne illnesses. Our research team led by Simon Ringgaard has identified "adventurer" cells that ensure the bacterium's dissemination and prevalence.

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Dr. Cecília Maria Arraiano

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Kicking the"BolA" in Bacterial Survival and Virulence

Prof. Dr. Mathias Winterhalter

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Breaching the Barrier: Quantifying Antibiotic Permeability across Gram-negative Bacterial Membranes

Prof. Dr. Ralph Bock

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Development of molecular tools for research on red and green algae

Dr. Harry H. Low

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Core architecture of a bacterial type II secretion system

Prof. Dr. Alexander Grünberger

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Microfluidic single-cell cultivation: Concept, application and challenges

upcoming Seminars & Events

Graduate Students Mini Symposium I 2020

Feb 3, 2020 13:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Dr. Lay-Sun Ma

Apoplastic effectors in maize - U.maydis interface
Feb 14, 2020 10:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Seminar Room III

Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber

Photosynthetic Life in Hot Acid - Genomic and Physiological Insights into Extremophily in the Cyanidiales
Feb 17, 2020 13:15
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Prof. Dr. Christoph Dehio

Gene transfer agent: Evolution, function, and role in bacterial adaptation
Feb 17, 2020 14:30
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall

Graduate Students Mini Symposium II 2020

Mar 2, 2020 13:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall
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