Regine Kahmann, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology until 2019, was elected as Foreign Member of the Royal Society in April 2020. The election constitutes recognition of her outstanding scientific achievements.
Each year, the Association for General and Applied Microbiology (VAAM) chooses a special bacterium to draw attention to the diversity of the microbial world. This year's winner is Myxococcus xanthus. This extremely fascinating bacterium is a research focus of our Department of Ecophysiology led by Prof. Lotte Søgaard-Andersen.