University of Heidelberg

Meeting News

Mini-Symposium on

Limitless perception - Long distance and inter-kingdom signaling in bacteria

Date: March 18th 2021 @ 4.30 pm (Best of VAAM)

Invited Speakers: Gürol Süel (UCSD) & Klas Flärdh (Lund)

Organizers: Ilka Bischofs and Jürgen Lassak



Research in the News

Ratio-sensing in bacterial populations

B. subtilis can determine proportions of different groups within a mixed population as a detailed systems-biology study using FRET-experiments and theoretical modeling shows.


Read the press release about our latest research on bacterial cell-cell communication systems here (oder lieber auf deutsch hier).

The link to the paper is here.

More or better spores?

Life cycle strategies of B. subtilis in the news.


The link to the paper is here.


Watch the movies here.

Phenotypic memory of bacterial spores

Read about our latest research on B.subtilis spores here (oder lieber auf deutsch hier).

Selected as the paper of the month by SubtiWiki.

The link to the paper is here.

Watch all videos here.

Read the "Behind the paper" blog here.

Lab News: BacStream

Theresa Kordaß launches the database BacStream.

Thanks also to Stephi Trauth and Bernhard Kordaß and all µCATs for their contributions!

People News


Charlotte Kaspar has received a FEMS Travel Award for attending the European Spores Conference 2020 in Naples. Congratulations!


Postdoc Katja Nagler won the Poster Prize at the European Spores Conference in London 2018. Congratulations!


Contact: E-Mail (Last update: 25/02/2021)