Department Environmental Microbiology

Projects

Differences between individual cells can be important for biological processes.
Individual microbial cells rarely exist alone in the natural environment. Instead, they typically arrange themselves in space relative to other cells.
Virus Transfer at the Skin-Liquid Interface
Even with effective drinking water treatment, microbial growth in the household is inevitable and can lead to problems for consumers
Microbial communities provide important services to ecosystems and human society.
Unexpected changes in source water microbial quality can profoundly influence the efficacy of drinking water treatment resulting in potential risk to consumers.
Drinking water quality management starts with prevention.
Growth Kinetics and Gene Transfer of Enteric and Environmental E. coli in Domestic Settings
Microbial stability in reclaimed and treated grey water
Individual variation and cellular memory help bacteria deal with environmental fluctuations.
Even without genetic resistance bacteria can be tolerant to antibiotics.
Hexachlorocyclohexanes were extensively used during the last century as insecticides for the control of agricultural pests.
Plastic materials are of major environmental concern.
Biofilms on materials in contact with potable water can be manipulated due to their dependencies on material composition.
Antimicrobial resistance has emerged as one of the major health threats of the 21st century.
Consequences of environmental fluctuations on the spatial self-organization of microbial assemblages