Comparison of Interactions
The overarching goal of our research is to define the regulatory principles underlying associations of microbial communities with hosts from diverse taxonomic groups. This question is tackled by studying intrinsic and extrinsic control of host-microbe interactions in a wide range of model systems. We are particularly interested in the specific functional consequences of the interactions, the underlying regulatory principles, and also the resulting im-pact on host life history and evolutionary fitness in selected host systems.
From PhD-candidates up to principal investigators, the CRC 1182 currently comprises about 80 researchers from six institutions investigating associations between specific microbial communities and their multicellular hosts.