New Center for Microbial Research
The "Microcosm Earth Center" addresses current issues of environmental and climate microbiology
Second research group starts at the Microcosm Earth Center
Dr. Julia Kurth`s Microbial Physiology group is especially interested in studying methane-forming archaea, microbes that can partly thrive in extreme environments.
A decisive pinch of sugar
Polysaccharides are sugar strands that bacteria produce to enable their survival and virulence. Now a research team led by Lotte Søgaard-Andersen has discovered a new export mechanism for polysaccharides in bacteria. This discovery paves the way to a more precise understanding of how bacteria cause disease, survive in their environment and can be used industrially.
Top award for Tobias Erb
The director and head of the department "Biochemistry and Synthetic Metabolism" receives the Future Insight Prize 2022 from the Merck company for his work on artificial photosynthesis
A wise counsel for synthetic biology
Machine learning is transforming many areas of science and industry. Now a research team at MPI-TM has developed a user-friendly workflow to optimize biological systems.