We are interested in understanding the process of evolution, including the underlying ecological and genetic mechanisms. We focus on host-microbe interactions and study host-microbiota co-adaptation, bacterial adaptation to antibiotics, and the evolution of host immunity. Our teaching encompass courses for Bachelor and Master students in the fields of ecology, evolution, immunology, and genomics. We are part of the Kiel Evolution Center (KEC), the Research Training Group on Translational Evolutionary Research (TransEvo),
the Collaborative Research Center Origin and Function of Metaorganisms (CRC1182), the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Evolutionary Biology, the Leibniz Science Campus Evolutionary Medicine of the Lung (EvoLUNG), the Clinician Scientist Program on Evolutionary Medicine (CSEM), the European Host-Microbe Symbiosis Network (SymbNET), and the Excellence Cluster Precision Medicine in chronic Inflammation (PMI). Hinrich Schulenburg is a Max-Planck fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Ploen (AB group).