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An international research team led by Bernhard Hube (Project C1) from the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology in Jena has solved another mystery of the yeast Candida albicans: They discovered that its fungal toxin Candidalysin boycotts its pathogenic effect by attrac…

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany) was granted funding for one Cluster of Excellence. As the Excellence Commission announced today in Bonn, Jena’s proposal for the cluster ’Balance of the Microverse’ is among the 57 selected consortia which will be funded by the German Excellence Strat…

Joint Meeting CRC/Transregio 124 and Invasive Mycoses in Haematological Malignancies (IMIHM) XII This year’s 12th IMIHM meeting was held for the fifth time as a Joint Meeting together with scientists from the CRC/Transregio 124. At this meeting, especially young pre- and post-docs of the FungiNet Co…

Prauße MTE, Lehnert T, Timme S, Hünniger K, Leonhardt I, Kurzai O, Figge MT (2018) Predictive virtual infection modeling of fungal immune evasion in human whole blood. Frontiers in Immunology 9: 560.
Frontiers Timme S, Lehnert T, Prauße MTE, Hünniger K, Leonhardt I, Kurzai O, Figge MT (2018) Qu…

Christine Thurner writes about the intent of the research interests of all scientists in the Collaborative Research Center/Transregio FungiNet, especially mentioning the work by Jürgen Löffler (A2) and Oliver Kurzai (C3). The full article in german:

“Since it’s raining cats and dogs we simply moved our picnic from the green meadow under cherry trees behind the HKI building 5 to this dry place under the glass roof.” For the kindergarten teacher Frank Nebelung and the preschool kids of the Kindergarten Saaleknirpse this was no reason not to pleas…

Axel Brakhage has been elected by an independent commission to the internationally renowned American Academy of Microbiology due to his outstanding scientific achievements. There are numerous reasons for this achievement: Axel Brakhage (Project A1) contributes to the advancement of microbiology thro…

The only Collaborative Research Centre on pathogenic fungi can continue its work. The German Research Foundation (DFG) positively re-evaluated the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio 124 FungiNet and provides 9,5 million Euros for the second funding period. With the second funding period, the D…

Selene Mogavero, Bernhard Hube and Duncan Wilson from the HKI together with Thomas Gutsmann from the Forschungszentrum Borstel were honoured for the discovery of the "Leibniz Compound of the year 2017". Together with their colleagues from Aberdeen and London the scientists found for the first time a…

The German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology (DGHM) has selected the publication Candidalysin is a fungal peptide toxin critical for mucosal infection by Bernhard Hube, Selene Mogavero (both Project C1) and colleagues from other FungiNet-projects in the journal Nature as "Paper of the month" for …