Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e.V. - Hans Knöll Institute, Jena

www.hki-jena.de

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI): The HKI harbors six scientific departments, i.e., Bio­molecular Chemistry, Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms, Infec­tion Biology, Molecular and Applied Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics/Systems Biology, along with (junior) research groups and the Bio Pilot Plant. Investigated are natural products produced by microorganisms to understand their roles as mediators of biological communication, to use them for the elucidation of cellular processes and as leads for natural product-based drugs. The HKI covers human-pathogenic fungi at all levels of interaction, including cell and infection biology, transcriptome, metabolome, proteome, novel genetic analyses and systems biology of fungal pathogens, including the establishment of a data warehouse.

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e.V. Hans-Knöll-Institute (HKI)

Beutenbergstr. 11a
07745 Jena, Germany
Phone: +49-3641-5320800
Fax: +49-3641-5321011
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JSMC Doctoral Researchers at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e.V. Hans-Knöll-Institute (HKI)

 
Al-Zaben, Naim

Research Group Applied Systems Biology

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PhD Project:

Quantitative Analysis of Intercellular Communication from Live Cell Imaging

 
 
Allert, Stefanie

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Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms

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PhD Project:

Pathogenicity mechanisms of Candida albicans during translocation through epithelial barriers

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Baldeweg, Florian

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Junior Research Group
Secondary Metabolism of Predatory Bacteria

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PhD Project:

A natural product as a mediator of virulence in Ralstonia solanacearum

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Barnett, Robert

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Junior Research Group
Chemistry of Microbial Communication

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PhD Project:

Discovery of Small Molecule Inhibitors of Multicellular Development

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Beder, Thomas

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Dept. Cell and Molecular Biology

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PhD Project:

Pathogen/host communication: dual RNA expression dynamics to investigate differential patterns of virulence

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Beliaev, Ivan

Research Group Applied Systems Biology

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Bratovanov, Evgeni

Dept. Biomolecular Chemistry

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PhD Project:

Bacterial-fungal interactions

 
 
Bredy, Florian

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Dept. Biomolecular Chemistry

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PhD Project:

Cryptic Natural Products in Interactions of Anaerobic Bacteria

 
 
Conrad, Theresia

Research Group: Systems Biology / Bioinformatics

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Multilevel modelling of human-pathogenic fungi and the host immune system

 
 
Dewald, Carolin

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Institute for Materials Science and Technology (IMT)

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PhD Project:

Control of microbial adhesion through physically and chemically nanostructured materials surfaces for the reduction of materials-associated infections

 
 
Förster, Toni

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Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms

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Identification and characterisation of translocation-associated factors of Candida albicans

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Gore, Sagar

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Research Group: Systems Biology / Bioinformatics

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PhD Project:

Pattern recognition methods for prediction of chemical structure of fungal secondary metabolites

 
 
Häder, Antje

ZIK Septomics
Research Group Fungal Septomics

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PhD Project:

Genome-wide identification of risk markers during the immune response towards pathogens of systemic infections

 
 
Hengoju, Sundar

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Bio Pilot Plant

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PhD Project:

Optofluidic study and characterization of microbial communities in a novel droplet-based microfluidic system with integrated optical fibers

 
 
Hermenau, Ron

Dept. Biomolecular Chemistry

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Chemical Mediators in the Interaction between Bacteria and Plants/Fungi

 
 
Kämmer, Philipp

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Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms

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Infection-associated genes of Candida glabrata

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Klapper, Martin

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Junior Research Group
Chemistry of Microbial Communication

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PhD Project:

The Roles of Secondary Metabolites in Dictyostelium discoideum – Bacteria Interactions

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König (neé Franke), Annika

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Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms

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Characterization of Candida albicans Ece1 membrane integration

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Kurth, Colette

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Junior Research Group
Secondary Metabolism of Predatory Bacteria

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PhD Project:

Photoresponsive Modulation of a Freshwater Phytoplankton Community

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Mahler, Lisa

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Bio Pilot Plant

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Exploiting the metagenome of microbial communities on a microfluidic platform

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Marolda, Alessandra

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ZIK Septomics
Research Group Fungal Septomics

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PhD Project:

Characterizing innate immune cell activation by fungal pathogens using Live Cell Imaging

 
 
Pezzini, Francesco

Research Group: Systems Biology / Bioinformatics

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Epigenetic control of secondary metabolism in filamentous fungi (Bioinformatic analysis and modeling)

 
 
Ramachandra, Shruthi

Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms

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Host pathogen interactions of human-pathogenic yeast

 
 
Saraiva, João

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Network Modeling

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Exploring unbound human and mouse inflammatory defense mechanisms against bacterial and fungal infection employing bioinformatics/systems biology concepts

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Schulze, Sylvie

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Research Group: Systems Biology / Bioinformatics

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PhD Project:

Systems based modelling of human fungal pathogens interacting with the human immune system

 
 
Sester, Angela

Junior Research Group
Secondary Metabolism of Predatory Bacteria

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Sieber, Patricia

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Dept. of Bioinformatics

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Bioinformatic Analysis of alternative splicing in human pathogenic fungi

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Siscar, Sofia Lewin

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Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms

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Host adaptation, avirulence and antivirulence genes of Candida glabrata

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Tank, Cedric

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Dept. Biomolecular Chemistry

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Cultivation Strategies for the Characterization of Secondary Metabolite Production in Anaerobic Bacteria

 
 
Timme, Sandra

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Research Group Applied Systems Biology

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Agent-based modeling of the spatio-temporal interaction between immune cells and human-pathogenic fungi

 
 
Tovar, Miguel

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Bio Pilot Plant

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Exploiting the metagenomic and biosynthetic diversity of microbial communities on a droplet-based microfluidic platform for the screening of novel natural products

 
 
Üzüm, Zerrin

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Dept. Biomolecular Chemistry

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Bacterial endosymbionts in plant-pathogenic fungi

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Vivas, Wolfgang

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ZIK Septomics
Research Group Fungal Septomics

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Modulation of Dendritic Cell Function by the fungal Quorum Sensing Molecule Farnesol

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JSMC Faculty Members at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology e.V. Hans-Knöll-Institute (HKI)

 
Brock, Matthias

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Research Group
Microbial Immunology

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Junior Research Group Microbial Biochemistry and Physiology, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI)

 
 
Figge, Marc Thilo

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Research Group Applied Systems Biology

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Professor for Applied Systems Biology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena,
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll Institute (HKI)

 
 
Guthke, Reinhard

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Research Group: Systems Biology / Bioinformatics

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Professor for Bioinformatics, Centre for Bioinformatics, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Head of the Systems Biology/Bioinformatics Group, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knoell Institute (HKI)

 
 
Hertweck, Christian

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Dept. Biomolecular Chemistry

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Professor for Natural Product Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Head of Department Biomolecular Chemistry, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI)

 
 
Hoffmeister, Dirk

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Institute of Pharmacy
Dep. of Pharmaceutical / Medicinal Chemistry

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Professor for Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

 
 
Horn, Uwe

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Bio Pilot Plant

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Head of Cross Sectional Unit Bio Pilot Plant Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI)

 
 
Hube, Bernhard

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Dept. Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms

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Chair for Microbial Pathogenicity, Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Head of Department Microbial Pathogenicity Mechanisms, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knoell Institute (HKI)

 
 
Józsi, Mihály

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Junior Research Group
Cellular Immunobiology

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Head of Junior Research Group Cellular Immunobiology, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans Knöll Institute (HKI)

 
 
Kurzai, Oliver

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ZIK Septomics
Research Group Fungal Septomics

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Professor for Fungal Septomics, Septomics Research Centre, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

 
 
Nett, Markus

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Junior Research Group
Secondary Metabolism of Predatory Bacteria

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Junior Research Group Leader, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) Jena

 
 
Shelest, Ekaterina

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Research Group: Systems Biology / Bioinformatics

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Staib, Peter

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Junior Research Group
Fundamental Molecular Biology of Pathogenic Fungi

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Head of the Junior Research Group Fundamental Molecular Biology of Pathogenic Fungi, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology - Hans Knoell Institute (HKI), Jena

 
 
Stallforth, Pierre

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Junior Research Group
Chemistry of Microbial Communication

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Junior Research Group Leader at the
Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and
Infection Biology - Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) Jena