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Cluster of Excellence “Controlling Microbes to Fight Infections” (CMFI)

News

Hope for New Drugs Arises from the Sea
01.08.2022Hope for New Drugs Arises from the Sea In the Media
Key molecule in bacterial metabolism discovered
22.07.2022Key molecule in bacterial metabolism discovered CMFI News
Honor for fight against multi-resistant pathogens
07.07.2022Honor for fight against multi-resistant pathogens CMFI News

Events

2nd International Summer School on Non-Targeted Metabolomics
22.08.202226.08.20222nd International Summer School on Non-Targeted Metabolomics CIVIS Summer School More
Mikrobiom-Workshop
15.09.2022Mikrobiom-Workshop Workshop More
Noninvasive assessment of gut function using transcriptional recording sentinel cells
07.10.2022Noninvasive assessment of gut function using transcriptional recording sentinel cellsJakob Zimmermann | CMFI Invited Speaker More
International Conference on Gram-Positive Pathogens
09.10.202212.10.2022International Conference on Gram-Positive PathogensAndreas Peschel | Conference More
NCII: Novel Concepts in Innate Immunity
31.05.202302.06.2023NCII: Novel Concepts in Innate Immunity Conference More

About the CMFI

The surfaces of the human body host colonies of microorganisms, known as microbiomes. Along with bacteria which have a positive effect on human health, microbiomes contain potentially life-threatening pathogens. In the past, broad-spectrum antibiotics have often been used to tackle them. Nowadays it is known that this not only promotes resistance to antibiotics – in many cases it also damages the microbiome as a whole. 

 

CMFI Researchers aim to develop new strategies to control microbial mechanisms and fight infections.

The Cluster of Excellence CMFI brings together researchers from different disciplines such as infection biology, immunology, bioinformatics, pharmaceutical biology, antibiotics research, molecular and medical microbiology, biotechnology, environmental biology, systems biology, chemistry, and medical history and ethics. Their common goal is to elucidate the mechanisms of interaction between beneficial and harmful bacteria and the host in order to develop novel targeted therapeutic and anti-infective treatments.

The CMFI is one of more than 50 Clusters of Excellence funded by German federal and state governments as part of the Excellence Initiative to sustainably strengthen Germany as a center of science, improve its international competitiveness and make cutting-edge research at German universities visible. In addition to the University of Tübingen, the Max Planck Institute for Biology and the University Hospital Tübingen are involved in the CMFI.

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Job Positions

  • PhD Student (EN) now
  • Postdoctoral Researcher (EN) now
  • PhD Student (EN) now

 

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