LOEWE-Zentrum für Synthetische Mikrobiologie

With more than one hundred scientists SYNMIKRO follows a two-pronged approach - building to understand, and understanding to build - to gain insight into the principles of microbial life and to provide tools needed to tap the potential of microorganisms in modern biotechnology.

22.09.2019 Creating is Understanding: Synthetic Biology Masters Complexity

Most engineered systems in biology are inspired by natural systems. Many achievements in synthetic biology that we have witnessed in the…

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07.11.2018 World’s smallest chemical reactor Cells can form reaction chamber from proteins

In a living cell, hundreds to thousands different chemical reactions take place in parallel. However, many chemical reactions produce reactive…

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29.10.2018 Marburg team wins iGEM competition in Boston

The iGEM team of the Philipps-Universität Marburg and the Center for Synthetic Microbiology (SYNMIKRO) has won this year's International…

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05.10.2018 GASB II Conference

On the 27th and 28th of September, the German Association for Synthetic for Synthetic Biology - GASB e.V. invited to their second annual…

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23.09.2018 How microorganisms view their world, September 23rd to 25th, 2018

Microorganisms are omnipresent in the biosphere and provide the greatest diversity of life on Earth. They successfully colonize almost every…

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24.08.2018 10 Jahre LOEWE Initiative - auch SYNMIKRO feiert mit!

Am Freitag, den 24. August 2018, wurde im Festsaal der Universität Frankfurt das 10-jährige Bestehen der LOEWE Initiative gefeiert. Ministerpräsident…

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SYNMIKRO Young Researchers Groups

Almost all scientific members of SYNMIKRO are actively involved in DFG’s Collaborative Research Centers (Sonderforschungsbereiche), Research Training Groups (Graduiertenkollegs), or other Cooperative Research projects. Alongside performing adventurous experiments, and reporting excellent science, SYNMIKRO substantially promotes potential Young Research Group Leaders by constantly keeping its doors open to welcome and support Young Researchers planning to set up an Independent Research Group.
Our Young Research Groups