MICROBIOMES - MICROORGANISMS IN (DIS) BALANCE
PNAS Cozzarelli Prize 2021 for paper on bacterial cooperation
The world of fungi: Amelia Barber new head of Junior Research Group Fungal Informatics
The amoebae whisperer: Falk Hillmann appointed to professorship
Candidalysin fuels inflammatory bowel disease
Bacteria can become extinct just like saber-tooth tigers did
Alexander von Humboldt professorship awarded to Microverse Researcher Bas Dutilh
Microorganisms like bacteria and fungi have a big influence on our lives. Often they appear to us as threats to our health but that is only a very narrow view on the functions and abilities of microorganisms. In fact, life would not be possible without them: a balanced microbiome keeps humans, animals, plants and ecosystems healthy. Moreover they are significant for our nutrition – humans have been using microorganisms such as yeast or lactic acid bacteria to produce food for thousands of years.
Members and friends of the Microverse Cluster and the Jena School for Microbial Communication have revealed their favourite delicious recipes which involve the activity of microorganisms. You will also find information on typical microorganisms used for food production.
Discover the Microverse and enjoy the microbial kitchen!