Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology

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Research

BIOACTIVE MOLECULES, BIOCATALYSTS AND BIOMATERIALS FROM MICROBIAL RESOURCES

Research interests of the Laboratory for Microbial Molecular Genetics and Ecology (LMMGE) are biotechnology, molecular genetics, biochemistry and ecology of microorganisms and microbial communities.

Our laboratory has unique collection of Streptomyces and other bacteria species which serve us as the source of novel bioactive compounds and biotechnologically relevant enzymes.

With lab members’ backgrounds in microbiology, molecular genetics, synthetic chemistry, veterinary science, fermentation technology, and biocatalysis, and long standing collaborations with industrial microbiologists, biochemical engineers, medical mycologists, and chemists in particular, allows us to address interesting problems such as:

  • Biotechnology (offering sustainable and greener solutions to synthesis of valuable molecules and biomaterials including waste conversion to value-added materials);
  • Production and characterization of bioactive compounds (Streptomyces culture collection);
  • Novel approaches in antimicrobial treatments (microbial communication modulating molecules; virulence modulating agents; host-pathogen interactions; activity against microbial biofilms; antifungal therapy);
  • Biocatalysis (discovery and engineering of novel biocatalysts for the production of chiral molecules, and improvement of biocatalytic processes);
  • Bioremediations (aromatic hydrocarbons, heavy metals) and biodeteriorations (cultural heritage paintings, books, monuments);
  • Taxonomic assessment of microbial communities using metagenomic approaches and taxonomic identification of bacterial isolates through 16S sequence analysis.

Laboratory for microbial molecular genetics and ecology is continually seeking for new collaborations and is offering services that include microbiological analysis, analysis and characterization of bioactive molecules in different model systems such as C. elegans and D. rerio, and directed evolution of enzymes.

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Contact

Head Office / Mailing address:
Vojvode Stepe 444a,
11042 Belgrade 152, Serbia

Tel: +381 11 3976034
Faks: +381 11 3975808

lab05@imgge.bg.ac.rs 

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