Projekt

Evolution of microbial social interactions

Udbyder

Vejleder

Sted

København og omegn

Bacteria are simple unicellular organisms, but as a group they can migrate in swarms, hunt in ‘wolf-packs’, construct extremely resistant and water-proof biofilms or erect impressive fruiting bodies. All these complex behaviors are possible due to microbial social interactions. The way how bacteria cope with their neighbors can not only determine their survival but also their utility in biotechnology applications.  

In our lab we explore interactions within Bacillus subtilis, a wide spread soil-dwelling model organism. B. subtilis serves as a probiotic, commercially available biocontrol agent and a very prominent additive to construction materials due to water-proof properties of its biofilms.  B.subtilis can develop impressive 3D biofilm structures on solid and liquid surfaces. Biofilms rely on collective behavior of entire population and their properties (productivity, robustness, biomechanics, hydrophobicity, porosity ect) can easily change as a result of social conflicts within the population or confrontations with other micro- or macro-organisms.    

 

Would you like to explore how microbial interactions evolve, why they collapse and how they change in presence of environmental stress or other organisms?


During the project you will gain experience with:

-       molecular microbiology

-       diverse cell imaging techniques

-       diverse methods of biofilm characterization

-       evolutionary biology methods/experimental evolution

-       inter-department collaborations

-       handling plant and other host systems

 

To promote your personal development as a researcher we offer you:

-       regular feedback on your research progress

-       dynamic interaction with all group members

-       opportunity to practice results presentation during group meetings

-       opportunity to participate in journal clubs

-       opportunity to take part in social lab events

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Kontakt

Virksomhed/organisation

DTU Bioengineering

Navn

Ákos T. Kovács

Stilling

Professor

Mail

atkovacs@dtu.dk

Vejleder-info

Bachelor i General Engineering

Vejleder

Ákos T. Kovács

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Type

Afgangsprojekt, Bachelorprojekt, Fagprojekt, Kandidatspeciale, Kursusrelaterede projekter, Specialkursus

Skal have taget

Basic microbiology or molecular biology related courses

Bachelor i Medicin og Teknologi

Vejleder

Ákos T. Kovács

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Type

Afgangsprojekt, Bachelorprojekt, Fagprojekt, Kandidatspeciale, Kursusrelaterede projekter, Specialkursus

Skal have taget

Basic microbiology or molecular biology related courses

Bachelor i Bioteknologi

Vejleder

Ákos T. Kovács

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Type

Afgangsprojekt, Bachelorprojekt, Fagprojekt, Kandidatspeciale, Kursusrelaterede projekter, Specialkursus

Skal have taget

Basic microbiology or molecular biology related courses

Diplomingeniør, Kemi- og Bioteknik (tidl. Kemi- og Bioteknologi)

Vejleder

Ákos T. Kovács

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Type

Afgangsprojekt, Bachelorprojekt, Fagprojekt, Kandidatspeciale, Kursusrelaterede projekter, Specialkursus

Skal have taget

Basic microbiology or molecular biology related courses

Diplomingeniør, Kemi- og Bioteknik (tidl. Kemi- og Bioteknologi)

Vejleder

Ákos T. Kovács

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Type

Afgangsprojekt, Bachelorprojekt, Fagprojekt, Kandidatspeciale, Kursusrelaterede projekter, Specialkursus

Skal have taget

Basic microbiology or molecular biology related courses

Diplomingeniør, Kemi- og Bioteknik (tidl. Kemi- og Bioteknologi)

Vejleder

Ákos T. Kovács

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Type

Afgangsprojekt, Bachelorprojekt, Fagprojekt, Kandidatspeciale, Kursusrelaterede projekter, Specialkursus

Skal have taget

Basic microbiology or molecular biology related courses

Kandidatuddannelsen i Medicin og Teknologi

Vejleder

Ákos T. Kovács

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Type

Afgangsprojekt, Bachelorprojekt, Fagprojekt, Kandidatspeciale, Kursusrelaterede projekter, Specialkursus

Skal have taget

Basic microbiology or molecular biology related courses

Kandidatuddannelsen i Bioteknologi

Vejleder

Ákos T. Kovács

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Type

Afgangsprojekt, Bachelorprojekt, Fagprojekt, Kandidatspeciale, Kursusrelaterede projekter, Specialkursus

Skal have taget

Basic microbiology or molecular biology related courses

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