The type VI secretion systems of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Microbiology Seminar Series

  • Date: Mar 11, 2024
  • Time: 01:15 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr. Daniel Unterweger
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Evolutionsbiologie, Plön
  • Location: MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology
  • Room: Lecture Hall / Hybrid
  • Host: Dr. Andreas Diepold
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Bacteria use sophisticated molecular machineries to interact with other cells and take up nutrients. One such machinery is the type VI secretion system (T6SS). It is found in a variety of Gram-negative bacteria including the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Despite a remarkable understanding of the T6SS structure and molecular biology in P. aeruginosa reference strains, less is known about its biodiversity and role during disease. We combine genomics with wet-lab experiments to better understand how and why P. aeruginosa bacteria use their T6SS.

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