SBMI 2019

The systems biology of microbial infection aims to understand the interaction between hosts and pathogens by the integrative combination of experiment and theory. The focus of this symposium is on the interaction between the immune systems of humans or animals and bacterial or fungal pathogens. We welcome contributions that, for example, focus on

  • unraveling pathogenicity mechanisms by a systems biology approach,
  • host-microbe and microbe-microbe interactions,
  • reconstructing cellular networks based on time series data,
  • analysing spatio-temporal aspects of infection processes,
  • identifying diagnostic biomarkers and potential drug targets,
  • exploring strategies for personalized therapy.

You are cordially invited to attend this international symposium that takes place biennially at the HKI-Center for Systems Biology of Infection in Jena, Germany.

Invited Speakers

University of Birmingham, UK
Talk: The Cryptococcus neoformans Titan cell is an inducible and regulated
morphotype underlying pathogenesis
University of Aberdeen, UK
Talk: Sensing and signalling during directional growth in Candida albicans hyphae
University College Cork, Ireland
Talk: Bacteriophages as architects of bacteriome structure and function
University of Würzburg, Germany
Talk: Immune recognition of fungal pathogens in human blood
Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
Talk: Keeping up with exponentially growing databases and time constraints in
metagenomic pathogen discovery
University of Trento, Italy
Talk:High-resolution large-scale profiling of pathogens and commensals from
EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Talk: High-throughput interaction profiling in bacteria


This symposium is sponsored by the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology – Hans-Knöll Institute (HKI), the Jena School for Microbial Communication (JSMC), the International Leibniz Research School (ILRS), the Collaborative Research Center / Transregio 124 FungiNet and the Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse funded by the German Resarch Foundation (DFG).


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