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Extracellular vesicles - small, membrane-enclosed particles secreted by cells - are important components of cell communication and interaction. For example, they transport messenger substances from cell to cell. What role they play in the interaction of the pathogenic yeast fungus Candida albicans w…

In its current issue, the journal Nature Reviews Microbiology reports about the recent mBio research article of Project A3 advancing light-sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM) to study host-fungal pathogen interactions within the 3D environment of the lung. In the news section Under the Lens, Manish…

This publication reports for the first time the successful application of expansion microscopy (ExM) to fungi, allowing for visualising cellular structures with a spatial resolution of ≤60 nm with a confocal fluorescence microscope. Access to super-resolution microscopy setups is often limited, wher…

Cancer patients respond differently to therapies and the success of common treatments possibly depends on the composition of the intestinal microbiomes. This is the conclusion of researchers from Jena and Hong Kong, including Dr. Gianni Panagiotou of the FungiNet consortium (Project B5), and is base…

A common advice by GPs to patients diagnosed with prediabetes is to perform light exercise. Often this slows down or even stops the progression to type 2 diabetes. But not every patient reacts positively to exercise. A study led by Gianni Panagiotou, a computational biologist from Jena and Principal…

Esther Weiss, Doctoral researcher in Project A2, was lucky to attend the Molecular Mycology (MOMY) course July 17 – August 2, 2019 at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA. In a group of 18 students, she learned cutting-edge methods, e.g., gene manipulation of Candida, C…

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…