Graduate Students Mini-Symposium

Bacterial chemotaxis towards compounds in the gut

  • Date: Feb 13, 2017
  • Time: 15:50
  • Speaker: Joana Lopes
  • MPI / Systems and Synthetic Microbilogy
  • Location: MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology
  • Room: Lecture hall
  • Host: Prof. Dr. Victor Sourjik
  • Contact: victor.sourjik@synmikro.mpi-marburg.mpg.de

Over the past two decades, the new field of microbial endocrinology has been increasing with new discoveries that highlight the role of the host-microbiome interactions in critical processes. The current study starts to unravel the chemotactic responses of a model commensal bacterium Escherichia coli to compounds present in the gastrointestinal tract, as well as to investigate the effects of these substances on the physiology of bacteria.

 
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