Transregional Collaborative Research Center

Research Concept

In the transregional collaborative research center TR-CRC ‘Cellular Mechanisms of Antibiotic Action and Production’ (acronym ‘ANTIBIOTIC CellMAP’), we study antibiotic action and antibiotic production side-by-side within living bacteria, yet with a molecular focus. It is our vision to explore the cellular mechanisms of antibiotic action and production in space and time – thereby contributing to an ‘ANTIBIOTIC CellMAP’ – to simultaneously lay a foundation for more rational approaches in antibiotic drug discovery in the future and improve our understanding of fundamental principles of the cellular organization of prokaryotic life.