The research and problem based education provides the student with an excellent basis for a career in environmental authorities, industries, as well as in research.
Cyanobacteria research focuses on ecology, diversity and bioactive compound production of cyanobacteria. Principal investigators are Kaarina Sivonen and David Fewer.
Molecular Environmental Biosciences
Microbes have a major effect on the ecosystem and humans. Microbes run biogeochemical cycles of the elements, play a major role in the intestines of animals and biotechnology such as waste water treatment and food production, just to mention some. On the other hand, microbes cause diseases for plants, animals and humans.
Molecular mechanisms of bacteria in infectious diseases and health
We are interested in the basic mechanisms involved when bacteria infect the human host and the focus is on pathogens causing recurrent urinary tract infections and newborn meningitis as well as on health-promoting lactic acid bacteria.