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Dr. Silvia De Monte
Dr. Silvia De Monte
Research Group Leader
Phone: + 49 4522 763-533
Room: PinkR

Research Group Dynamics of Microbial Collectives (De Monte)

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Research Group Dynamics of Microbial Collectives

We are interested in the emergence and maintenance of structure and function of cellular assemblies - such as bacterial biofilms, multicellular stages of social amoeba, and planktonic communities - characterized by strong interactions and coordination among the composing units. By combining mathematical models, experiments in controlled conditions and environmental data analysis, we explore the interplay of cellular-level properties and collective function on the ecological and evolutionary time scales.

 
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