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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…

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…