Microbes engage in dynamic and specific interactions, communicating and exchanging metabolites within their community. At The M3 Research Center, our aim is to unravel the complexity of these relationships, with a focus on identifying microbe-metabolite interactions that can be harnessed for the treatment of various disorders. This innovative research is based on gnotobiotic animal models, which provide relevant insight into the role of different microorganisms on metabolism and thus the whole organism.
Microbiome and Metabolome
Synthetic biology and antibiotic research
The mission of the Link Lab is to advance knowledge and innovation in synthetic biology and antibiotic research, addressing two global challenges: sustainable production of chemicals and combating antibiotic resistance.
Prof. Dr. Hannes Link
Gut microbiota in health and disease
The long-term research goal is to gain a detailed and comprehensive understanding of the role of the gut microbiota in health and disease.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Lisa Maier
Metabolomics & Systems Medicine
Our research focus is metabolomics and systems medicine by application of advanced analytical techniques within preclinical and clinical research.
Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Trautwein
Mechanisms that contribute to metabolic diseases
Our group investigates the underlying mechanisms that contribute to metabolic diseases, with a specific focus on the interplay between the gut microbiome and host metabolism.
Prof. Dr. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwartzenberg
Dynamic interactions in metabolically relevant tissues
We are studying the dynamic interactions between tissue resident immune cells, stromal cells, and microbes in metabolically relevant tissues that interface with the environment.
Dr. Julia Sbierski-Kind