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Welcome to the Institute of Microbiology

Welcome to the Institute of Microbiology

Participation in the Promotionsfeier of the University

On Friday, 13th of July, people from our Institute participated in the organization of the graduation party of the University. Thanks to the great team!

Successful Girls' Day 2024

On April 25, we welcomed eleven dedicated girls to Girls' Day at the Institute of Microbiology. This years' focus was on the exciting topic of "Fungi as a chemical factory", where the participants learned how complex chemical compounds can be synthesized in fungi.

The girls could explore the laboratory and get a taste of a researcher's everyday life. Through experiments, they could see how laboratory fungi are kept and propagated and take a closer look at some species under the microscope.

The girls' enthusiasm and inquisitiveness were truly inspiring. Their keen interest in chemical processes and the insightful questions they posed underscored the significant role of events like Girls' Day in fostering a passion for natural sciences among young women, potentially shaping their future career paths.

We would like to thank all participants and contributors for making this day a success, particularly Kerstin Schipper, who, with her commitment, inspired the girls to pursue science.

Farewell Vera! After more than 10 years as a group leader at the Institute of Microbiology, Vera is now starting as a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.

We will miss you and wish you a good start and lots of fun and success with your new challenge in Darmstadt!


Devan and Shanmugasundaram reveal how short linear motifs facilitate protein-protein interactions during endosomal mRNA transport! Read more here

Congrats to Dali, Schultz et al. for providing new insights into the role of Jps1 during unconventional secretion.

Check the preprint on bioRxiv!

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