Project

Gene transfer in environmental microbial communities

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Many bacteria can instantly exchange genetic information, for example by transferring plasmids, extra chromosomal genetic elements coding non essential functions. This is considered to underlie the rapid spread of antibiotic resistance in microbes - a major public health threat globally.
However, we still do not know the actual extent of horizontal gene transfer in the environment: how many and what types of microorganisms participate? what environmental conditions modulate transfer? what is the fate of the genetic material transferred?
At DTU Environment we have developed a technique that allows tracking gene transfer and explore these questions.

Requirements

Basic microbiology

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Miljø

Name

Arnaud Dechesne

Position

Seniorforsker

Mail

arde@env.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

BSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Arnaud Dechesne

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Biotechnology

Supervisor

Arnaud Dechesne

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

Arnaud Dechesne

Type

Final project, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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