Environmental and Molecular Microbiology

Our objectives

The Molecular and Environmental Microbiology (MEM) team is international, composed of researchers and students from several countries, with different and complementary scientific backgrounds. MEM is organized in three groups focusing on:

  1. Radiation-resistant bacteria and their responses and adaptation mechanisms to radiation and oxidative stress
  2. Metal uptake and the study of metalloproteins in bacteria
  3. Biomineralisation by micro-organisms, focusing on fundamental studies associated to applied research, targeting biotechnological applications in health and environmental industry, when possible.

The team also hosts the BIAM biochemical platform PROTEINTEC.