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Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology

The scientific fields taxonomy, morphology, ecology, physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of microorganisms provide the basis for the department’s application-oriented studies dealing with the use of desired and avoidance of undesired effects of microorganisms, and substantially contribute to the preventive health consumer protection.

Different questions are addressed in four closely interlinked research topics: bacteriophages, microbial ecology, food-borne pathogens and spoilage microorganisms, and molecular biological analysis. While the latter three areas focus on microorganisms, molecular biological analysis covers cross-cutting, methodological issues.