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Workshop on Genomics & Bioinformatics [July 2017]
The 5th 'International Workshop on Prokaryotic Genomics & Bioinformatics' took place from 18-21 July 2017 (→ read more)
Joining ERA-IB consortium MetaCat [January 2017]
Since January 2017 our department belongs to the MetaCat consortium - a metagenomic collection of novel and highly efficient biocatalysts for industrial biotechnology (→ read more)
New OBAC cluster funded within ERA-IB [November 2016]
Partners form Frankfurt, Ulm, La Coruna, Gent and Göttingen will work together within the joint project 'OBAC - Overcoming energetic barriers in acetogenic conversion of carbon dioxide'. (→ read more)
FLEXIZUCKER - new BMEL funded project [October 2016]
Process engineering, enzymatic and genomic characterization of a flexible biogas production with targeted use of sugar beets (→ read more)
Annual Genomics Workshop [July 2016]
The 4th 'International Workshop on Prokaryotic Genomics & Bioinformatics' took place from 19-22 July 2016. (→ read more)
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News (Archive)

› Annual Genomics Workshop [July 2016] (→ read more)
› CDiff project elongation until 2018 [July 2016] (→ read more)
› ANTIRES - new joint project [June 2016] (→ read more)
› ProkaGENOMICS 2015 conference [Oct 2015] (→ read more)
› iGEM Team Göttingen 2015 [September 2015] (→ read more)
› Annual Genomics Workshop [July 2015] (→ read more)
› RETROBIO - Successful project application within ERASynBio [March 2015] (→ read more)
› Annual Genomics Workshop [July 2014] (→ read more)
› BEFmate - new joint project [March 2014] (→ read more)
› 'Roseobacter'-SFB verlängert [November 2013] (→ read more)
› Norddeutscher Wissenschaftspreis 2013 verliehen [November 2013] (→ read more)
› Annual Genomics Workshop [October 2013] (→ read more)
› CDiff: Start of 3.9 Million Euro project [August 2013] (→ read more)
› ERA-IB 3 consortium has started work [May 2013] (→ read more)
› Forschungsprojekt: Europäische Faulbrut bei Bienen [4. April 2013] (→ read more)
› Ministerin Wanka eröffnet neues Genomik-Zentrum [11. Januar 2013] (→ read more)
› New multilateral research project within ERA-IB [December 2012] (→ read more)
› New DFG Priority Programme: Ecosystem Nutrition [May 2012] (→ read more)
› Next Polarstern trip started in March (Puntas Arenas, Chile) [March 2012] (→ read more)
› SFB 990 (Sumatra) started / Project B02 [January 2012] (→ read more)
› Two Co-Workers left for Polarstern trip (Cape Town, South Africa) [December 2011] (→ read more)
› Not EHEC, but rather EAHEC [June 2011] (→ read more)

CDiff project elongation until 2018 (July 2016)
A research co-operation of microbiologists from northern Germany analyses the hospital-aquired pathogen Clostridium difficile in order to develop new diagnostic tools and therapies.

CDiff: Epidemiology and systems biology of the bacterial pathogen Clostridium difficile

The bacterium Clostridium difficile is causing one of the most dangerous hospital acquired diseases. The so called C. difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD) has actually caught increasing attention as one of the most deadly, hospital-acquired diseases in Germany.

Despite its clinical relevance only little is known about the gene regulatory, protein and metabolic networks involved in the host associated life cycle of C. difficile. Within the CDiff project 13 interdisciplinary research groups from the 6 partner organizations of the NZMG (Norddeutsches Zentrum für Mikrobielle Genomforschung) will address and answer central open questions regarding the molecular basis of the C. difficile infection process. The systems biology approach on the model strain C. difficile 630 will help to elucidate and understand its metabolic pathways. Obtained data will constitute a solid basis for the development of novel prevention, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

The CDiff research project is funded by the 'Niedersächsisches Vorab' of the VolkswagenStiftung. Co-ordinator of the CDiff consortium is Prof. Dr. Dieter Jahn from the TU Braunschweig. Our department is going to address project II.1 "Genome analysis of C. difficile isolates derived from isolated populations".