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Interactions in the microbiome

Research group
Active research
Project period
2019 - ongoing
Project owner
Johan Bengtsson-Palme

Short description

Our research concerns microbial communities, their interactions and how stable they are to perturbations such as exposure to antibiotics. We integrate large-scale molecular methods with ecological theory and bioinformatics to understand the development and spread of antibiotic resistance, how competition between species can result in more aggressive bacteria and how microbial communities respond to disturbances. Our goal is that an increased understanding of interactions in microbial communities will lead to better treatment of diseases associated with the human microbiome.