Forging sustainability

Microbial & Cell Biology Laboratory (MCLab)


The Microbial & Cell Biology Lab is focused on responses of microorganisms or cell cultures to pollutants. With skills and competences in characterisation of microbiomes, analysis of genomes and proteomes, the main lines of research include bacterial antibiotic resistance, responses of microbial communities to antibiotics as emerging pollutants in water systems, dynamics of microbial communities in response to stressors and horizontal gene transfer. The Lab includes researchers with expertise in eukaryotic cell biology, particularly interested on assessing the effects of aluminium on cell communication and signalling and development of new in vitro cell models.


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