Research in the group of Microbiology focuses on understanding the mechanisms involved in secretion of proteins and the role of secreted proteins in bacterial membrane biogenesis and fungal growth and development. Prof. dr. H.A.B. Wösten is head of the fungal group. Prof. dr. J.P.M. Tommassen is head of the bacterial group.
The research program of the bacterial group studies cell envelope-related processes in Gram-negative bacteria and focuses on three lines:
- biogenesis of the bacterial outer membrane
- protein secretion
- vaccine development
The research program of the fungal group focuses on:
- the location of production and secretion of proteins in fungi
- the role of secreted proteins in pathogenicity and the formation of reproductive structures
We have always student projects available, so do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to work with either fungi or bacteria.