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Upcoming Seminar: Assist Prof Pinilla Redondo Rafa

Posted by on 11 March 2024 | Comments

Assist Prof Pinilla Redondo Rafa

University of Copenhagen


Exploring the interplay between bacteria and MGEs


Mobile genetic elements (MGEs), such as phages and plasmids, are key facilitators of horizontal gene transfer within bacterial communities. However, their self-replicative interests can detrimentally affect the fitness of their hosts. While bacteria have developed a variety of immune systems to protect against MGE invasion, MGEs evolve strategies to counter or escape host defenses. In my presentation, I will discuss our efforts in the exploration of the ongoing battles between MGEs and their bacterial hosts.


Monday 18 March 1.00pm · Biochemistry Seminar Room BIG13 · 710 Cumberland Street