Project Graduiertenkolleg "Molekulare Mechanismen bakterieller Überlebensstrategien"

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Title:
Graduiertenkolleg "Molekulare Mechanismen bakterieller Überlebensstrategien"
Duration:
01/04/2012 to 31/03/2021
Abstract / short description:
Guiding theme of this research training group (RTG) are molecular principles of bacterial
survival strategies. In an ideal environment, bacterial populations grow exponentially. However,
at most natural settings conditions prevail that supress growth, damage cells, or prevent
the colonization of habitats through competing organisms or host defence-systems.
This selective pressure, which drove bacterial evolution, resulted in highly efficient strategies
that enable bacteria to endure or overcome unfavourable conditions. These survival strategies
are essential to form ecological niches and to colonize new habitats and hosts. Therefore,
this topic is of greatest relevance for bacterial ecology and physiology, for the spread of
bacterial pathogens, and for the development of antibacterial compounds and, hence, it is a
central area of microbiological research. During the first funding period, research built on this
central topic and was conducted utilizing newly evolving methods of the post-genome era,
leading to outstanding results. In the forthcoming funding period, this research concept will
further be pursued systematically. Thereby, we will focus on two major mechanisms of bacterial
survival strategies: project area A addresses survival strategies that are based on intracellular
reactions, mainly specific adaptations of bacterial metabolism. Project area B focuses
on survival strategies, which are based on the synthesis of bioactive compounds, enabling
survival in the environment.

Involved staff

Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes

Contact persons

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Pharmaceutical Institute
Department of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Faculty of Science
Niedermeyer, Timo
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Department of Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine, Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes
Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hygiene
Department of Diagnostic Laboratory Medicine, Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes
Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Center for Applied Geoscience
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes
Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes

Local organizational units

Interfaculty Institute of Microbiology and Infection Medicine (IMIT)
Interfaculty Institutes
University of Tübingen
Center for Applied Geoscience
Department of Geoscience
Faculty of Science
Institute of Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Science

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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