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Attack and Defence in the Microverse

How small RNA molecules regulate viral infections of bacteria Viruses need hosts. Whether it’s measles, the flu or coronavirus, viral pathogens cannot multiply or infect other organisms without the assistance of their hosts’ cellular infrastructure. However, humans are not the only ones affected by viruses: animals, plants and even microorganisms can all serve as hosts. Viruses that use bacteria as host cells are called bacteriophages (or simply “phages” for short) and are thought to be the most abundant biological entities of all. Just as the human immune system springs into action to resist a flu or coronavirus infection, bacteria do not simply allow phages to infiltrate their cellular mac…

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Journey of Discovery into the World of Microbes

Cluster of Excellence at the University of Jena presented its own science show to the public in the …

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Archaeogenetic Research in Nepal

Microverse researchers present the results of Ancient DNA research in Nepal Dr. Christina Warinner, …

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Candida albicans toxin plays a special role in the colonization of the digestive tract

Candida albicans is a fungus that occurs naturally in the digestive tract of most people. However, t…

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medac research award 2023 for cutting-edge research

The Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Leibniz-HKI) has awarded t…

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Xience Award 2024: Walter Rosenthal honored as the first award winner

On March 1, the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll In…

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Prof Dr Kirsten Küsel elected as a new Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology

Prof. Dr Kirsten Küsel, spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence "Balance of the Microverse"…

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Fibre against pounds. Resistant starch supports weight loss.

A diet based on resistant starch promotes a favorable composition of the gut microbiome in obese peo…

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Mittelerde Meeting 2024

From February 29 to March 1, 2024, the 5th Central German Conference on Bioinformatics is held in th…

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Upcoming Events

SR Pasteur, Leibniz HKI

Microverse Seminar

A. Murat Eren (Helmholz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity, Oldenburg)

SR Pasteur, Leibniz HKI

Microverse Seminar

Michael Feldbrügge (Microbiology Department, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Volkshaus Jena, Jena, Germany

International Symposium of Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva

We cordially invite you to contribute your work to the International Symposium of Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva! The conference entitled "Unraveling the Linkage of Surface and Subsurface Ecosystems in a Changing Environment" will take place on 6-7 June 2024 in Jena, Germany.

Abstract Submission, Registration, and More information:
Please visit our event website for further information and detailed author and presenter guidelines:
https://www.aquadiva.uni-jena.de/international-symposium-2024

MiCom 2024

10th International Conference on Microbial Communication for Young Scientists.

The MiCom is a great platform to encourage discussions between young scientists and experts from all fields of research related to microbial communication. The conference traditionally consists of five chaired sessions, each containing outstanding keynote lectures and a number of selected student talks.

More: https://www.micom.uni-jena.de/