A team led by Adeline Loyau uses amphibians as an example to show how the body’s own microbial colonisation influences the interactions between living organisms, the environment and pathogens. This is basic research for health prophylaxis.
It's the outside that counts: Their charisma has an impact on the introduction and image of alien species and can even hinder their control, former IGB-scientist Ivan Jaric, Gregor Kalinkat and Jonathan Jeschke from IGB found out.
Sonja Jähnig was a successful candidate of the Leibniz Programme for Women Professors that is aimed at top women scientists, and has now been jointly appointed as professor by IGB and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
A team of researchers with Matthias Stöck, Jörn Gessner and Werner Kloas succeeded in sequencing the sturgeon genome, delivering a missing piece of the puzzle essential to understanding the ancestry of vertebrates.
The term megafauna is not clearly defined in biodiversity research. An international team with IGB researchers Sonja Jähnig, Fengzhi He and the former director of IGB, Klement Tockner, realized it's time to change that.
Getting to know the new IGB director Luc De Meester. Where is he from, and where does he want to go with IGB and its staff? On his first days in office, he told us about what motivates him, and what plans he has.