Natural products are essential for our lives as mediators of biological communication. They are involved in the development of many infectious diseases and are among the most important sources of drugs, especially antibiotics. At Leibniz-HKI, natural product research and infection biology are closely linked. We want to find out how microorganisms produce pathogenic substances as well as active substances that can be used for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.

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Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie - Hans-Knöll-Institut
Beutenbergstraße 11a
07745 Jena
T +49 3641 / 532 10 00

Scientific Director:
Prof. Axel Brakhage

Administrative Director:
Elke Jäcksch

Public Relations:
Dr Michael Ramm