• Postal address

    Pleinlaan 2

    1050 Brussel


Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Research Group of Microbiology performs research in the fields of molecular microbiology and microbial biotechnology. Research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the lifestyle and physiology of a variety of microorganisms (archaea, bacteria, fungi, mycorrhiza), with a longstanding expertise in the study of extremophiles. Molecular mechanisms underlying the response of microorganisms to changing environmental conditions (nutritional conditions or stress) are unraveled with a focus on gene regulation. Fundamental insights are used in the development of biotechnological applications in the context of a transition to a more sustainable biobased economy and industry.


  • Genetics
  • Protein-DNA interactions
  • Pyrimidines
  • Molecular Biology
  • Archaea
  • Arginine
  • Structure-Function Relationships
  • Psychrophiles
  • Microbiology
  • Allostery
  • Procaryotes
  • Thermophiles
  • Biotechnology
  • Transcriptional regulation


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