Section for Microbiology
Sequence analysis of DNA extracted from various environmental samples is the main issue of the evolutionary, molecular and ecological research projects carried out in the section. A new "high throughput" DNA sequencing facility, sequencing approximately 1.000.000.000 bases per day is currently the basis for much of the experimental work.
In the Molecular Microbial Ecology group, our studies are focused on microbial interactions (gene transfer, cellular communication, biofilm production, etc.) We also study the activity of specific microbial enzymes in the natural environments and under controlled conditions in the laboratory.