Morphogenic signaling molecules

More and more examples show that bacterially produced small molecules contribute to the host’s fitness and development by acting as biological information carrier to maintain and modulate the multilateral interaction network. But fully characterized examples are still rare, and the mode-of-actions of those molecules are often not well understood.

Microorganisms protect and shape the colonial hydroid polyp Hydractinia

Funding

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

Collaboration