Prof. Dr. Ilka Maria Axmann; Synthetic Microbiology
We are researching molecular regulatory processes in microorganisms influenced by internal factors like small RNA molecules or the circadian clock.
Synthetic biology is a young, dynamic and innovative field that is revolutionising basic and applied biotechnological research. It integrates engineering principles for the assembly of biological modules into complex higher-order systems with desired properties and functions.
Dr. Vera Göhre, Microbiology, RG Pathogenicity
We focus on Smut fungi infection biology and address the questions: Which virulence factors are used by smut fungi? How do they feed inside the plant? How does the plant respond to infection?