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.

Screening af jordbakterier

På agarpladen ses to lodrette strøg af hver sin bakterielle biosensorer, der registrerer signalstofferne AHL. På tværs screenes forskellige jordbakterier for deres evne til at producere disse signalstoffer. Link

Screening of AHL-producing bacteria

The two vertical lines on the agar plate each constitute growing bacterial biosensors targeted against AHL signal compounds. Across several soil bacteria are streaked to test for their ability to produce these compounds. Link

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