How Switches Work in Bacteria

14/10/2017 Many bacteria have molecular control elements, via which they can switch on and off genes. These riboswitches also open up new options in the development of antibiotics or for the detection and decomposition of environmental toxins. Prof. Dr. Andres Jäschke of the IPMB together with researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Freie Universität Berlin have now used light optical microscopy of single molecules to fundamentally study the way riboswitches work. [...]

Research Units (DFG)

A Research Unit funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) is made up of a team of outstanding researchers of the university, partly in cooperation with scientists and scholars of other institutions, working together on an intensive, medium-term research project (generally for six years). Research Units often contribute to establishing new research directions.


Research Unit where the coordinator is associated to the Faculty of Biosciences:

Research Unit

Spokesperson / Institute

FOR 2509
The Concert of Dolichol-based Glycosylation: From Molecules to Disease Models
(01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020)

Prof. Dr. Sabine Strahl
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)

FOR 2581
Quantitative Morphodynamics of Plants
(01.04.2017 - 31.03.2020)

Prof. Dr. Alexis Maizel
Centre for Organismal Studies (COS)

FOR 1332
Physiological functions of the APP Gene Family in the Central Nervous System
(2010 - 2017)

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Müller
Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB)



Research Unit where participants are associated to the Faculty of Biosciences

Research Unit

Coordinating University / Participating Institute at Heidelberg University

FOR 1805
Ribosome Dynamics in Regulation of Speed and Accuracy of Translation
(ends 12.05.2018)

University of Hamburg / Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH)

FOR 2290
Understanding Intramembrane Proteolysis
(ends 30.09.2018)

TUM School of Life Science Weihenstephan / Center for Molecular Biology of Heidelberg University (ZMBH)

FOR 2325
Interactions at the Neurovascular Interface
(ends 13.12.2018)

Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Biomedizin Münster / Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN)

FOR 2289
Calcium homeostasis in Neuroinflammation and Neurodegeneration
(ends 30.09.2018)

Prof. Dr. Ricarda Diem
Neurological Clinic