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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…

2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the Research Centre for Infectious Diseases (ZINF) and the Institute of Molecular Infection Biology (IMIB) at the University of Würzburg. To celebrate this special occasion, a scientific symposium was organized by the ZINF/IMIB on November 14th, 2018 and took place at…

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…