Simon Ringgaard and his team have described a previously unrecognized mechanism of bacterial transcriptional regulation that is obviously widespread in bacteria.  In the future, their findings could also help fight antibiotic resistance.

The sleeping sigma factor

Simon Ringgaard and his team have described a previously unrecognized mechanism of bacterial transcriptional regulation that is obviously widespread in bacteria.  In the future, their findings could also help fight antibiotic resistance.
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.

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Sofya Kuzmich

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Regulation of development by c-di-GMP in Myxococcus xanthus

Dr. Lay-Sun Ma

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Apoplastic effectors in maize - U.maydis interface

Daniel Gleditzsch

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Production and analysis of synthetic cascade variants

Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber

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Photosynthetic Life in Hot Acid - Genomic and Physiological Insights into Extremophily in the Cyanidiales

Prof. Dr. Christoph Dehio

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Gene transfer agent: Evolution, function, and role in bacterial adaptation

PD Dr. Sven Halbedel

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Coordination of cell wall homeostasis with cell division: Genes, suppressors and beyond

Dr. Simona Huwiler

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Learning from predatory bacteria: from `omics´ to molecular mechanisms

upcoming Seminars & Events

Dr. Simona Huwiler

Learning from predatory bacteria: from `omics´ to molecular mechanisms
Feb 24, 2020 13:15
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

Prof. Dr. David Schleheck

New bacterial degradation pathways for natural, environmental and intestinal organosulfonates
Mar 16, 2020 13:15
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Kleiner Hörsaal

Prof. Dr. Ralf Heermann

From insects to plants - Phenotypic switching of insect pathogenic Photorhabdus luminescens bacteria
Mar 16, 2020 14:30
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Kleiner Hörsaal

IMPRS Selection Symposium

Apr 20, 2020 09:00 - Apr 22, 2020 12:00
MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology, Room: Lecture hall
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