Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Institut of Biology, Molecular Parasitology

Structure of the research focus

Currently, the focus encompasses activities of 17 groups from 14 chairs of
the Department of Biology. It provides an infrastructure for cooperation
within the department and numerous other groups inside and outside of the
university. The majority of the groups are engaged in intensive cooperations
as reflected by common research projects, common publications and common
teaching activities. Parts of these activities are organized in research
networks such as SFB 429 ("Molecular Physiology, Energetics, and Regulation
of Primary Metabolism in Plants") and two initiatives within the university
("Biomolecular Recognition" and "Infection Biology"). Other joint activities
including the "Molecular Biological and Biochemical Seminar", the "Molecular
Biological and Biochemical Colloquium", the seminar "Molecular Strategies of
Pathogenic Microorganisms" are also based upon mutual scientific interest
and research activities.

Within the Department of Biology, the research focus is structured in three

* Basic mechanisms of biomolecular communication
* Biophysical and theoretical aspects of biomolecular communication
* Biomolecular communication in plants

These areas complement each other with respect to their methodology and
approaches. They are linked within the department and strengthened by
external cooperation.


Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Institut of Biology, Molecular Parasitology
Philippstrasse 13, House 14
10115 Berlin
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