Blokesch lab – Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology
In the Blokesch lab, we are interested in the environmental lifestyle of pathogenic bacteria and their evolvability. We focus primarily on Vibrio cholerae due to its dual lifestyle as the causative agent of cholera and as a common member of aquatic habitats. In order to decipher regulatory networks and molecular mechanisms involved in the pathoecology, we use experimental approaches that bridge the fields of bacterial genetics, infection biology, and microbial ecology. In addition, we are interested in horizontal gene transfer-mediated spread of antimicrobial resistances.