Anti-CRISPR mechanisms of bacteriophages and archaeal viruses New
How viruses deal with host CRISPR immunity?
Phenological shifts as a consequence of climate change New
Spring comes earlier every year due to climate change. How does it affect the year-round phenology of trees?
Biodiversity in afforestation areas New
The forest area in Denmark and Europe is increasing due to afforestation (planting new forest on former arable land), but at what rate do such new forests become habitat for forest-dependent organisms?
The moss microbiome: interactions between mosses and microorganisms New
Mosses are important components of many ecosystems such as boreal and temperate forests, and arctic tundra. Here, they can cover up to 100% of the ground, contribute to ecosystem productivity and are hosts to a wide range of organ
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
How widespread is cyanobacterial colonization of mosses? New
Are all mosses colonized by cyanobacteria?
Are eucalypt leaf volatiles inducible? New
This project will provide valuable insight into how eucalypt trees respond to biotic stress, and the possibility to identify new compounds that may only be synthesized and or emitted in response to herbivore attack.
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.
Antibiotics-tolerance to multi-drug resistant superbugs: molecular studies New
WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF ANTIBIOTICS to control disease-causing bacteria, which are resistant to more antibiotics. These bacteria will kill more people than cancer by 2050! But, we are unclear how bacteria tolerate antibiotics.
Early life microbiome and later disease development
We 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