Michael Poulsen's research group

Social and Symbiotic Evolution

Symbiotic associations shape all organisms on Earth, and the core research interests in my lab are to understand how antagonistic (parasitic) and beneficial (mutualistic) microbial symbionts shape host ecology and evolution; how complementary partnerships evolve and are stable over millions of years of evolutionary time; and how sustainable defences against exploitation of host-symbiont associations evolve. To address these questions, we integrate a range of approaches including field studies, behavioural observations, microbial isolations, molecular biology, (meta)genomics, and metabolomics.

For more details see my web site: https://www.socialsymbioticevolution.com/

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Section for Ecology and Evolution
Universitetsparken 15
DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark

Professor Michael Poulsen
Email: MPoulsen@bio.ku.dk
Phone: +45 353 30377
     Fax: +45 353 21250