Microbiome-related Studies

Research activities complementary to microbiome research


Main research topics


Microfluidics and single-cell sequencing
Application of microfluidics to the development of controlled microenvironments for single-cell culturing and droplet-sequencing


Characterization of microbial pathogens and virulence-associated traits

 Phenotypic and molecular characterization of human and animal pathogens. Epidemiology. Study of virulence-associated traits (e.g. antibiotic resistance, toxin production, bacterial lipopolysaccharide).


Discovery and characterization of new molecules for industrial applications
Unraveling new molecules of microbial origin for applications in pharmaceutical, medical, food and cosmetic industry. Study of novel antimicrobial compounds.


Development of transglutaminase-modified proteins and in-vitro digestion system
Development of new proteic food products or coating using microbial transglutaminase to improve functional properties. In-vitro digestion simulation.


Public understanding of science
Identifying how the “generic public” perceives new scientific discoveries. Understanding the social cognitive mechanisms driving the participation to collective screenings..