Beutenberg Campus/ Carl-Zeiss-Promenade

Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie – Hans-Knöll-Institut –

Ort: Leibniz-HKI Foyer, Building A1 , Beutenbergstr. 11a

To eat or to be eaten: How fungi trick their natural enemies

Microorganisms defend themselves by producing chemical substances. Watch the fights between the microbes and discover these substances.

Amoeba exist in all places where they can find bacteria and other microorganisms as food - practically everywhere. They have probably been around for more than 1 billion years. We are especially interested to find out how fungi learned to defend themselves. We will show you the outcome of these fights.

Moulds such as Aspergillus fumigatus use toxins to defend themselves. Our aim is to find out what kind of substances these are.

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