Welcome to the MME-Group

The main objective of our research is to evaluate the extent of genetic flow within
the natural microbial communities and the responses to environmental perturbations. State-of-the art techniques form the basis of our research and teaching.

Bakterier på hvedestrå

Bakterierne udsender et fluorescerende lys, der ses som grønt på billedet, mens hvedestrået er rødt (konfokal lasermikroskopi af gfp-mærkede bakterieceller). Vi har i huset adgang til et konfokalt lasermikroskop.

Bacteria introduced to a sterile wheat straw

Confocal laser scanning microscopy of green fluorescent protein-expressing biosensor cells. We have in-house access to a Zeiss confocal laser-scanning microscope.

From the media

The mystery of black stains on the walls of cognac distelleries

In the March issue of Microbe News Magasin of ASM, 2009 Bernhard Dixon described the work of James Scott and collegues, Toronto.
Widespread black areas on walls and roofs of cognac and armagnac distelleries in France and elsewhere are caused by a microfungus, Baudoinia compniacensis (described as Torula). The fungus is only found in that special environment and is able to utilize ethanol as carbon source and endure high temperatures. Pre-adaption to heat and ethanol induce formation of putative heat shock proteins.
The fungus has also been found in Denmark, at a roof of the Cherry Heering factory in Dalby and was isolated and described as Torula compniacensis (Kjøller 1961), which is one of the two only published registrations since the original description in 1881!


Student projects at the MME-Group