Three research groups in the Laboratory for Molecular Genetics (LMG) are studying specific evolutionarily conserved aspects of biology of the complex Streptomyces bacteria, sponges – simple ancient animals with complex genomes, and the molecular basis of adaptations in cave animals.

Main research areas within the Laboratory are:

1) posttranslational modification ADP-ribosylation in Streptomyces bacteria and its impact on metabolism, with a special focus on antibiotic production

2) studying evolutionary conserved sponge genes/proteins with an emphasis on the homologs related to human diseases, especially cancer

3) molecular basis of adaptations to novel environments using cave animals as a model 

Projects (6)

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