the microbial interactions lab

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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. 

DISARM type I

December 2021

Cristian publishes the molecular mechanism of DISARM type I. Together with Jack Bravo and David Taylor from the University of Texas, we also publish the structural insights of this system. Great job by everyone involved! 

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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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