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Sonja-Verena Albers

Universit├Ąt, Freiburg | Germany

EMBO 2019

Molecular and cellular biology of archaea

My group uses Sulfolobus and Haloferax species as cren- and euryarchaeal model organisms. We study the biogenesis of the archaeal cell envelope with a focus on the assembly and function of surface structures such as the archaellum and different type IV pili. Moreover, we study how archaea divide and which factors play a role in this process.

Keywords: Archaea / genetics / motility / assembly of surface structures / archaeal cell biology

Subject area(s): Microbiology, Virology & Pathogens | Proteins & Biochemistry