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  • Potent bacteria

    A special strain of soil bacteria has the paradoxical ability to produce highly toxic compounds to protect itself from other organisms without harming itself.
    This shows the crystal structure of the tnmS3 gene in complex with tiancimycin. The latter is a natural product that holds promise for new cancer drugs. The gene encodes proteins that allow bacteria to resist the effects of tiancimycins.
  • The Microbiome Center

    The Microbiome Center is an intellectual home for researchers across the University of Chicago, the Marine Biological Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory to advance understanding of the identity and function of microbes.
  • Jack A. Gilbert

    Professor Gilbert is the Director of the Microbiome Center and a Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago. He is also Group Leader for Microbial Ecology at Argonne National Laboratory.
  • Dionysios A. Antonopoulos

    Dionysios Antonopoulos is a microbiologist studying how communities of microorganisms live and thrive together in a variety of environments.
  • Julie D. Jastrow

    Julie Jastrow is a senior terrestrial ecologist and group leader at Argonne National Laboratory, where she has spent her entire professional career.
  • Microbial Community Science

    Microbial community analysis and prediction aims to explore the part of the biosphere that controls 99% of the biochemistry on planet earth.