Below are the introductions of the research groups that operate partly or wholly at the department of Microbiology in alphabetical order.


Cyanobacteria research focuses on ecology, diversity and bioactive compound production of cyanobacteria. Research is based on large culture collection, genomics and other omics techniques including biosynthesis and chemical analyses of the bioactive compounds.


Fungal Co-life, Omics and Ecophysiology
Eco-physiology, genomics, transcriptomics and metabolism of wood-decaying forest fungi are our topics of research. By the aid of modern omics, we aim at opening fungal metabolism, interactions and gene expression upon wood-decay and waste lignocellulose bioconversions to biofuels and bioproducts.

Fungal Genetics and Biotechnology
The Fungal Genetics and Biotechnology group studies plant biomass modifying enzymes from asco- and basidiomycete fungi. The research focuses on various aspects of fungal molecular biology and enzymology.


My main research interest in molecular microbial ecology with special interest in warming arctic region. I endeavour to determine functions and interactions of the microbial communities in order to understand how microbes in the arctic soils respond to the climate change on a molecular scale.


Plant Virology
We focus on plant cell-virus-interactions: molecular mechanisms underlying plant virus infection and interplay between viral and host proteins during potyviral replication / translation cycle.


RNA virus replication and antivirals
We aim towards deep understanding of RNA virus replication at the molecular level. Through the discovery of basic mechanistic principles, we develop new and general antiviral strategies.