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Melanie Blokesch

EPFL, Lausanne | Switzerland

EMBO 2019

Bacterial pathoecology and evolution

My group is interested in the environmental lifestyle of pathogenic bacteria and their evolvability. We focus primarily on Vibrio cholerae due to its dual lifestyle as the causative agent of cholera and as a common member of aquatic habitats. We use experimental approaches that bridge the fields of bacterial genetics, infection biology, and microbial ecology to decipher regulatory networks and molecular mechanisms involved in pathoecology.

Keywords: Bacteria / Vibrio cholerae / regulatory networks / horizontal gene transfer / type IV pilus / secretion systems / bacterial communities / pathoecology

Subject area(s): Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Signal Transduction | Evolution & Ecology

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