Marine microbes

Microbial Symbionts of Hydractinia

Microbes associated with marine invertebrates are well-known to harbor an enormous biosynthetic potential. We combine new bioassays, genome sequencing and mining strategies to identify the encoded secondary metabolites with unique chemical scaffolds and potential pharmaceutical application.

Model organism

Microbial symbionts

Microorganisms protect and shape the colonial hydroid polyp Hydraktinia


  • JSMC (DFG)
  • ERC (H2020-EU.1.1. - EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))