CRC 1182 Origin and Function of Metaorganisms

Animals and plants alike are colonized by a huge diversity of microbial organisms, forming complex associations, in which the fitness, development, and behaviour of either partner, host or microbe, strongly depends on its interplay with the other.

The interactions within these organismal communities, or metaorganisms, are the central interest of the Collaborative Research Centre 1182 “Origin and Function of Metaorganisms” with the aim to identify the underlying regulatory principles and the resulting impact on host life history and evolutionary fitness.

  • Speaker
    Prof. Thomas Bosch
    Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Zoological Institute, Kiel University
    Tel.: +49 (0) 431-880-4170
  • Vice-Speaker
    Prof. Hinrich Schulenburg
    Department of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetics
    Zoological Institute, Kiel University
    Tel.: +49 (0) 431-880-4141