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Jena provides an attractive research environment with a highly integrative network of natural and life science research groups, which is also characterized by close cooperation between the university, non-university research institutions and local biotech companies. The Cluster of Excellence Balance…

The 2nd Industry Contact Forum held on June 27, 2019 provided an opportunity of early career researchers to explore non-academic career trajectories. Experts in diverse fields such as start-up businesses, pharmaceutical research & development, federal consumer protection & food safety, as well a…

Joint Meeting CRC/Transregio 124 and Invasive Mycoses in Haematological Malignancies (IMIHM) XIII This year’s 13th IMIHM meeting was held for the sixth 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 C…

How the intestinal fungus Candida albicans shapes our immune system Cell paper by Projects A1, C1 and Z2 Members of the Clusters of Excellence “Balance of the Microverse” and “Precision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation” as well as members of TRR 124 FungiNet have decoded a mechanism, how specific in…

An international research team including Prof. Dr. Axel Brakhage (FungiNet project A1) and Prof. Dr. Christian Hertweck from the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology, Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) in Jena discovered how the filamentous fungus Aspergillus fumigatus inhibi…

The group of Project A2 adapted a previously described alveolar Transwell® A549/HPAEC bilayer model for the assessment of epithelial barrier integrity and cytokine response to fungi of the order Mucorales. Exhibiting high reproducibility using multiple readouts, the alveolar bilayer model may become…

At Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology Hans Knöll Institute (HKI) in Jena a FungiNet supported paper was awarded with the medac research price, sponsored by the pharma company medac GmbH. This publication is a result of the fruitful collaboration of FungiNet projects…

From November 19 – 20, 2018, 73 members of the CRC/Transregio 124 FungiNet Consortium convened in Kloster Banz near Bad Staffelstein to present and discuss the very latest research advances on the interactions of pathogenic fungi and the host immune system. This meeting provid…