Improving plant production
Microorganisms colonise plants and their root zones, where they interact intensively with the plant. We carry out molecular biological analyses to explore the mechanisms of beneficial plant-microbe interactions. This knowledge allows us to use these microbial functions to promote plant growth, to fight pathogens and to remediate soils contaminated with heavy metals or organic pollutants.
Health & Environment Department
- Identification of bacterial strains for use in agriculture and soil remediation
- Development of specific applications based on new findings about beneficial plant-microbe interactions
- Detection and activity assessment of inoculated strains
- Analysis of microbial plant-associated communities