Microbiology research groups

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


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.