Research Group for Environmental Genomics and Systems Biology
Characterization of nitrogen dynamics in an aquaponic system
An aquaponic (AP) system combines a recirculating aquaculture system (production of aquatic animals, mostly fish) with a hydroponic system (production of plants) and recycles water and nutrients between these two main components. Nutrient-rich water ...
Sepsis-Associated Microorganisms in Brazilian Ambulatories (SAMBA)
Fifty-six cases of bloodstream infections caused by contaminated total parenteral nutrition were recorded between November 2013 and July 2014 in four Brazilian states resulting in 15 deaths. One of the bacteria involved, albeit repeatedly causing ...
Comparative genomics to untangle insect pathogenicity in plant-associated pseudomonads
We study the genomes of an array of plant-beneficial pseudomonads using a comparative genomics approach. The aim is to define the potential of the different isolates as insect pathogens and as plant beneficials.
Genomics and transcriptomics of Erwinia and Pantoea
We study the diversity, plasmid diversity and functionality, and evolution of the invasive bacterial pathogen Erwinia amylovora, cause of fire blight disease, and all related Erwinia species. Additionally, we investigate the biocontrol bacteria ...