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Systems Biology of Microbial Communities

From the wet lab to the dry lab and back: Understanding microbiomes by modeling 

Who are we?

Our research group is part of the Department of Environmental Microbiology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany.
We are combining experimental with theoretical research on microbiome-driven processes. Find out more at our homepage!


Update – Fall 2020

News As the summer draws to a close, it’s time for a quick update from our group! As social (or rather physical) distancing has been in effect throughout the summer, we have become experts in– ...

Coming to Germany for doing a PhD

Author: Rodrigo Colpo Acknowledgments: Many thanks to Dr. Florian Centler, Dr. Denny Popp, and Dr. Kristina Raab, who carefully proofread this text and contributed with extra information. Target ...

Update – Spring 2020

Despite the highly unusual circumstances these days, we are happy to announce some exciting news from our group! Also, after weeks of home officing, we are now slowly starting to go back to the lab ...

A case for remote video PhD defenses

After years of diligent research, the date for the defense of our group’s first PhD student, Fabian Bonk, was set to March 27, 2020. But then an unforeseen event complicated things: the SARS-CoV-2 ...

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