In times of social distancing: Thomas Bosch explains in an interview with the weekly newspaper „Der Freitag” why humans need the physical contact with each other and why microbes are so important (in German).

In Zeiten von Kontaktbegrenzung: Thomas Bosch erläutert in einem Interview „Unser Körper braucht Gemeinschaft”, warum menschliche Organismen auf den Austausch mit anderen angewiesen sind und welche Rolle dabei die symbiontischen Mikroben spielen. https://www.freitag.de/autoren/elsa-koester/unser-koerper-braucht-gemeinschaft

New hypothesis from our CIFAR group published in Science January 17 2020:

Could a host’s altered or dysbiotic microbiota convert noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as adipositas, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and respiratory diseases into communicable ones?

2020

paperKlimovich A, Giacomello S, Björklund Å, Faure L, Kaucka M, Giez C, Murillo-Rincon AP, Matt A-S, Willoweit-Ohl D, Crupi G, de Anda J, Wong  GCL, D’Amato M, Adameyko I, Bosch TCG (2020) Prototypical pacemaker neurons interact with the resident microbiota. Proc Natl Acad Sci US, in press

paperRathje K, Mortzfeld B, Hoeppner MP, Taubenheim J, Bosch TCG, Klimovich A (2020) Dynamic interactions within the host-associated microbiota cause tumor formation in the basal metazoan Hydra. PLoS Pathog. 16(3):e1008375.

paperFinlay BB,  Blaser MJ, Bosch TCG, Dominguez-Bello MG, Elinav E, McFall-Ngai M, Melby MK, Muehlmann SR,  Sansonetti PJ (2020) Are non-communicable diseases communicable? Science, 17 January 2020 • VOL 367 ISSUE 6475  +

paperBosch TCG (2020) The model zoologist: how should we think about animals, model animals, and non-model model animals? (Editorial) Zoology Volume 138, February 2020, 125749

 

 

 

The European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) has awarded the René Touraine Lecture 2020 to Thomas Bosch. The lecture will be given during the ESDR 50th anniversary meeting in Amsterdam in September 2020.

The German Research Foundation (DFG) continues to support the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms”

The German Research Foundation (DFG) continues to support the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms” at Kiel University until the end of 2023 with 11 million euros. https://www.uni-kiel.de/en/details/news/367-metaorganismus-phase2

 

Founded in 2016 at Kiel University, the CRC 1182 brings together around 80 scientists from six predominantly North German institutions in a total of 15 interdisciplinary research projects. The researchers want to understand bit by bit the functional consequences of the interactions of host organisms and microbial communities. Thomas Bosch will continue to lead the CRC.

Kiel Möbius Prize goes to renowned American microbiome researcher

On Tuesday, November 12 2019, the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms” at Kiel University awarded its most important science prize, the 10.000 € Karl August Möbius-Fellowship, for the third time. This year’s winner was the American physician and microbiologist Professor Martin J. Blaser from Rutgers University in New Jersey. Blaser, who was voted one of the 100 most influential people of 2015 by the US news magazine “Time”, received the 10,000 Euro award for his lifetime achievement and the associated special merits for a better understanding of how microbial colonization of the body is related to human health.

Read the full Article here.