the microbial interactions lab


At the Microbial Interactions Lab we focus on the arms-race between bacteria and their viruses, the bacteriophages. Our goal is to understand bacteriophages from a biological, ecological, and therapeutic perspective. We seek to understand the impact of bacteriophages in shaping natural microbial communities, particularly their role in the evolution of defence and anti-defence mechanisms, and their capacity to modulate bacterial metabolism, especially in biofilm and gut communities. We also work to develop innovative phage therapy approaches to fight antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. 



School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
Highfield Campus, University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

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