Write a project on Sociomicrobiology (BSc or MSc) en Biologisk Institut - Københavns Universitet

Exploiting evolution: Designing microbial interactions for industrial scenarios.

This project will address the use of microbial communities to maintain increased food and energy production in an environmentally friendly and sustainable way.

We are planning to isolate and identify microbial communities (bacteria or fungi) to construct synthetic microbial consortia to help in bio-industrial processes and support Europe’s developing bio-economy.

A project may include:
Microcosms enrichment
Fluorescent activated cell sorting
Classic culturing
Enzymes activities
PCR and qPCR analysis
Metagenome and metatranscriptome
Bioinformatic analysis

Keywords: Next generation
sequencing, bioinformatics, bio-industry

Project type: BSc or MSc

Supervisor: Søren Sørensen
Email: sjs@bio.ku.dk

READ MORE AT: https://www1.bio.ku.dk/english/research/microbiology/sociomicrobiology/

Horizontal gene transfer - Spread of antibiotic resistance.

Increased antibiotic resistance in a wide range of human pathogens is a growing public health threat. This rapid spread of antibiotic resistance genes is mediated by mobile genetic elements like plasmids, which can be rapidly transferred between microorganisms.

We study plasmid transfer in various natural environments such as wastewater, soil and
animal model systems.

A project may include:
Microcosms / Animal model systems
Genetically engineering
Fluorescent activated cell sorting
Metagenome sequencing
Bioinformatic analysis

Supervisor: Søren Sørensen, email: sjs@bio.ku.dk &
Jonas Stenløkke Madsen, email: jsmadsen@bio.ku.dk

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