• Understanding the mechanisms underlying the adaptation of different microorganisms to a changing environment using methods of systems biology
  • Model system pathogens: immune response, Toxoplasma gondii, Legionella, Escherichia coli
  • Detailed analysis of molecular regulatory networks, comparative genomics, experimental evolution and the analysis of the mode of action of virulence factors
  • Societal concerns: prediction and prevention of infectious diseases


  • Develops and applies innovative tools and concepts, e.g. imaging, interactomics, etc.
  • Identification and quantitative descriptions of individual molecular and cellular system components and cellular or animal models of nutritional regimes and chronic diseases
  • Hypothesis-driven, emphasis on multiscale approaches and dynamic, time-resolved data, mathematical modeling of the system
  • Societal concerns: treating multifactorial, metabolic/chronic diseases


  • Understanding ecosystem functioning and the maintenance of biodiversity and to predict their responses to environmental change
  • Using concepts and methods coming from ecology and evolutionary biology
  • Skills in ecology, environment and evolution sciences, modeling and bioinformatics
  • Aims to understand processes and propose bold solutions to ecological problems
  • Societal concerns: crucial environmental issues (climate change, loss of biodiversity)