The Section for Microbiology hosts an interdisciplinary research environment where we study the physiology, evolution and ecology of microorganisms. Our research covers the whole range of biological scales from the individual cells to ecosystems and global element cycles. Our goal is to understand the role of microorganisms in nature including their interactions with other organisms and the environment, how we may use them for sustainable and technical solutions and how they affect plant, animal and human health.
The research at Department of Biology covers all biological facets from genes, physiological processes, individuals, populations and species to whole ecosystems. We work with the evolutionary processes behind all life, and we explore the mechanisms explaining the interactions between living organisms and the environment. The research areas are on the interface between the individual disciplines and include both basic research, applied research and strategic research.