Dr. Nadya Abbood receives Dissertation Prize for Natural Product Research from DECHEMA
The scientist in the department of "Natural Products in Organismic Interactions" has developed a process for engineering bacterial enzymes using synthetic biology methods to produce natural products with new properties.
Nitrogenase enzymes are considered promising candidates for the sustainable production of ammonia and carbon compounds. Now, a team led by Johannes Rebelein has discovered two essential electron carriers that could help increase their biocatalytic potential.
MPI-TM achieves Milestone in Excellence Initiative
In the Cluster of Excellence "Microbes for Climate (M4C)", the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology together with the University of Marburg seek to elucidate the key role of microbes for a sustainable carbon cycle. The partners are now invited to submit a full proposal.
When One becomes Two
Research Interview: Ismath Sadhir and Seán Murray on their latest findings on bacterial cell division
Infection with Remote Control
Shigella infection is the second leading cause of deadly bacterial dysentery worldwide. A team led by Martin Thanbichler has discovered how an unusual molecular switch controls infection mechanisms, which may provide a new target for therapeutic approaches.