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About us

Infectious diseases are among the most frequent causes of death worldwide. The LOEWE funding will enable us as an interdisciplinary team to research the exchange of soluble (diffusible) signals at the interfaces of clinically important bacteria and immune cells and use this to develop new therapeutic approaches. 

The research cooperation "Diffusible Signals" consists of a total of 13 scientists from the Universities of Marburg and Giessen and the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology, Marburg. In a total of 11 sub-projects (UMR: 6, JLU: 3, MPI: 2), competences from basic biological research (microbiology, biochemistry and biophysics), bioinformatics, infection biology and clinical infectiology are networked. In this way, the LOEWE priority combines, complements and deepens the profile areas of the participating institutions. The term is four years, from 2021 to 2024.