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“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 …

The CRC 124 FungiNet supports Gender equality measures and offers the following Group Coachings and Workshops in Jena in cooperation with the company “i.b.s. human resources” in Jena, Leutragraben 2-4, 6th floor. All female scientists are cordially invited. We would be happy to receive your registra…

  1st International FungiNet Symposium and 49th Annual Meeting of the DMykG Date: September 16 - 19, 2015 Place: Jena, Carl-Zeiss-Str. 3/Ernst-Abbe-Platz All FungiNet members are invited. There will be poster sessions and workshops. Further information, program and registration: http://www.dmyk…

Natraj Kalleda, FungiNet PhD student (Project A3) presented his recent findings as a poster at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC): Immunology of fungal infections, Galveston, TX, USA. In his recent work he was able to show that myeloid cells act as major host defenses against Aspergillus fumigatus…

On October 16, 2014, Prof. Dr. Christine Skerka (C4) and Prof. Dr. Peter F. Zipfel (C6) received the Galenus-von-Pergamon Award for the advancement of pharmacological research. The award in the category "fundamental research" honoured their ground breaking research on the role of the immune system i…

Please read here the complete interview with Axel Brakhage (A1) in Thüringische Landeszeitung (TLZ), September 9, 2014: www.tlz.de