New Special Research Area: Microbial Networks


The German Research Foundation (DFG) announced the award of new Special Research Areas (SFB). Prof. Julia Frunzke from Forschungszentrum Jülich and Prof. Michael Feldbrügge from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf succeeded in getting their proposal for SFB 1535 "MiBiNet" accepted due to their long-term efforts. Under the title "Microbial networking - from organelles to cross-kingdom communities", the SFB focuses on the communities of microorganisms.
The iAMB is pleased to participate as a partner in the SFB and contribute to its success.


The Special Research Area "Microbial Networks - from organelles to cross-kingdom communities" aims to gain a better understanding of the evolution of organelles and the spatial structure and dynamics of microbial networks and central metabolic pathways. To this end, he analyzes microbial communities from the level of intracellular interactions between organelles or endosymbionts and their host cell to intercellular relationships in microbial networks. In this way, he aims to provide basic scientific knowledge that will enable the targeted manipulation of microbial interactions in the future, which is of great importance for the search for solutions in the fields of health, nutrition and ecosystems.

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Under the following link you will find more detailed information on all thirteen new Special Research Areas funded by the DFG:

DFG funds new Special Research Areas (only available in German)