Microbial Immunity Laboratory

Our research goal is to understand the arms race between prokaryotes and their viruses. The model systems employed in the laboratory include, but not limited to, hyperthermophilic archaeon Sulfolobus and the invading genetic elements such as viruses and plasmids. Our research is focused on:

1. Archaeal virus life cycle
2. Antiviral defense mechanisms including CRISPR-Cas immunity
3. Viral anti-defense mechanisms such as anti-CRISPR proteins
4. Interaction between CRISPR-Cas and other cellular processes























Name Title Phone E-mail
Laura Martinez Alvarez Postdoc +4535331403 E-mail
Safir Hien Phan Laboratory Technician. +4535322011 E-mail
Xu Peng Associate Professor +4535322018 E-mail
Yuvaraj Bhoobalan Postdoc   E-mail


Portrait of Xu Peng

Principal investigator
Associate Professor Xu Peng

Section for Functional Genomics
Ole Maaløes Vej 5
2200 Copenhagen N
Phone: +45 35 32 20 18

MSc Projects

MSc projects related to the four major research lines are available. Please contact Xu Peng for more details.