ChemBioSys: Chemical Mediators in Complex Biosystems

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Chemical mediators play a key role in regulating the composition of communities and interactions of individual organisms of one or multiple species. Such ubiquitous interactions have fundamental implications for diverse habitats including soil and aquatic environments (plankton) as well as for symbioses and contacts with pathogens. Yet, the knowledge of chemical mediators is mainly limited to their function in bilateral relationships, and insight into the regulation of multi-partner interactions is urgently needed.

The aim of this CRC is to explore fundamental regulatory processes in complex biosystems that affect our daily lives. Representative biosystems involving fungi, bacteria, microalgae, plants, animals or even human cells will be studied in increasing levels of complexity.

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Speaker team
Prof. Dr. Christian HertweckExternal link
Chair for Natural Product Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena and Department for Biomolecular Chemistry
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology -  Hans-Knöll-Institute
Beutenbergstr. 11a
D - 07745 Jena

Prof. Dr. Georg PohnertExternal link
Institute of Inorganic and Analytic Chemistry, Chair for Instrumental Analytics / Bioorganic Analytics
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Lessingstr. 8
D - 07743 Jena

Scientific Manager
Dr. Sabine ArndtExternal link
Tel.: +49 3641 948960