Anti-CRISPR mechanisms of bacteriophages and archaeal viruses New
How viruses deal with host CRISPR immunity?
CO2 capture by photosynthetic microorganisms in environments with high CO2 New
Photosynthetic microbes consume the CO2 released by human activities. However, these microbes are inhibited if the CO2 content is too high. This project identifies biological solutions to this problem.
Heavy metal effects on moss-associated N fixation New
Nitrogen fixation performed by free-living or plant-associated bacteria is a crucial N (N) source. But this source is under pressure due to global change, in particular, pollution by heavy metals in many different ecosystems
Host specificity of moss-associated cyanobacteria New
Finding the moss factor. Why are some moss species more colonized by nitrogen fixing bacteria than others?
Climate change effects on moss-associated N fixation New
What will a future climate bring for mosses, associated cyanobacteria and their nitrogen fixation activity?
Enzyme design and evolution New
We work on elucidating the mechanism of catalysis and regulation of enzymes in processing of glycoproteins and proteases (HIV protease).
Structure and function of membrane proteins in detergent-free systems New
This project aims at developing a framework for detergent-free isolation of integral membrane proteins from their cell membranes for customized isolation and characterization in their native environments.
Prophages: Ticking time bombs or key genetic elements in bacterial hosts? New
All bacteria contain prophages, which are genomes of viruses that are integrated into the genomes of their bacterial hosts. They can be induced and kill the host, but can also encode virulence factors that promote host performance
2) Examine the correlation between the early-life gut microbiome and disease development
Study how the microbiome is an intermediary player in the interaction between the host and its environment, with a key focus in research into the extrinsic mechanisms that determine the transition from health to chronic disease
Oxygen uptake and oxygen debt in the common whelk (Buccinum undatum) during aerial storage New
Whelk Fished in Denmark are exported to the Far East. The whelks are boiled before export. The time from catch to boiled are crucial for the quality. Therefore, knowledge on the whelk’s physiology when stored in air is needed.