Max Planck Research Group Leader Georg Hochberg was awarded the Human Frontiers grant to study the evolution of molecular machines.
The international reseach project focuses on the flagellum, an enduring mystery of evolutionary and microbiological science.
Congratulations to Iria Grundling for the VAAM PhD Award and Tarryn Miller for the MarBiNa Award 2020!
Basic, acidic, basic again: for bacteria, the human digestive tract is like an alternating bath. So how do pathogenic bacteria manage to react to these changes? A team of researchers led by Andreas Diepold was able to show that the bacteria continuously remodel components of their injection apparatus to enable a rapid response.
The TaCo pathway, developed by a research team from our department of Biochemistry and Synthetic Metabolism, is a synthetic photorespiratory bypass that opens up new possibilities for CO2 fixation and the production of value-added compounds.