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Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

Research • Educate • Connect
Towards a sustainable bioeconomy

New SFB MibiNet at HHU Düsseldorf with participation of 12 BioSC Core Groups

Prof. Dr. Michael Feldbrügge and Prof Dr. Julia Frunzke, © HHU/Steffen Köhler

A new Sonderforschungsbereich is being funded at HHU Düsseldorf for the next four years, focusing on communities of microorganisms. Cooperation partners are Forschungszentrum Jülich, RWTH Aachen University, the Universities of Bielefeld and Cologne and the MPI for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne. 15 of the 29 project leaders are members of the BioSC, where a large part of the necessary collaborations have been initiated.

 

SFB 1535 „Microbial networking – from organelles to cross-kingdom communities“ (MibiNet)

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Postdoc and PhD program - Application deadline: February 16, 2023

 

Microorganisms live in complex communities that have a major impact on human health, for example, but also on many ecosystems. The interaction and communication of microorganisms takes place at different levels - from intracellular endosymbionts such as mitochondria and chloroplasts to intercellular communities such as the microbiome in the human gut. The new SFB initially aims to understand this „microbial networking in all its complexity. The knowledge gained should facilitate the targeted influencing and redesign of microbial networks and communities in the future. This should enable new applications in the fields of medicine, agriculture and biotechnology.

A large part of the collaborations that were necessary for the successful application were initiated in BioSC projects of the past years. 15 of the 29 project leaders, including SFB speaker Prof. Dr. Michael Feldbrügge and co-speaker Prof. Dr. Julia Frunzke, are BioSC members:

Prof. Dr. Ilka Axmann, Institute of Synthetic Microbiology, HHU Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Lars Blank, Institut of Applied Microbiology, RWTH Aachen

Prof. Dr. Michael Bott, IBG-1: Biotechnology, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Dr. Thomas Drepper, Institute of Molecular Enzyme Technology, HHU Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Oliver Ebenhöh, Institute of Quantitative und Theoretical Biology, HHU Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Michael Feldbrügge, Institute of Microbiology, HHU Düsseldorf (Speaker of the SFB)

Prof. Dr. Julia Frunzke, IBG-1: Biotechnology, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Co-speaker of the SFB)

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Kohlheyer, IBG-1: Biotechnology, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Markus Pauly, Institute of Plant Cell and Biotechnology, HHU Düsseldorf

Dr. Kerstin Schipper, Institute of Microbiology, HHU Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Lutz Schmitt, Institute of Biochemistry I, HHU Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Björn Usadel, IBG-4: Bioinformatics, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Andreas Weber, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, HHU Düsseldorf

Prof. Dr. Nick Wierckx, IBG-1: Biotechnology, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Prof. Dr. Matias Zurbriggen, Institute of Synthetic Biology, HHU Düsseldorf