Our research ranges from work on the molecular mechanisms of diseases caused by pathogenic bacteria to the interactions between and beneficial bacteria and their human or animal hosts. The group combines expertise in cell biology, immunology, microbiology and functional genomics to further our understanding of the molecular interactions occurring in the cross-talk between microbes and their hosts.
Research of the Host Interactomics Group focuses on 5 main topics:
1. Innate defence mechanisms in the small intestine 2. Probiotic interactions with dendritic cells 3. Discovery of novel antimicrobials 4. Virulence factors of Streptococcus suis an disease pathogenesis 5. Using -omics technologies and network biology to investigate host-microbe interactions 6. Analysis of molecular mechanisms establishing microbiota-host interactions