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Microbial Sciences

Host-Microbe Interactions in Microbial Sciences

Microbial Sciences' contribution to the Host-Microbe Interactions research theme is to investigate how beneficial or disease-causing microbes associate and interact with their host.

Our research ranges from work on the molecular mechanisms underlying diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria and fungi to the interactions between beneficial bacteria and their plant hosts. To this end, we combine our strong expertise in microbiology, molecular biology, high-end imaging, computational biology and functional genomics. This knowledge can be used to generate microbial synthetic communities or new natural products for further application in medicine or agriculture.


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