Our Mission
Using the power of microbes for improving human-
and environmental health

Our Mission
Using the power of microbes for improving human-
and environmental health

Our Mission
Using the power of microbes for improving human-
and environmental health

Our Mission
Using the power of microbes for improving human-
and environmental health

Our Mission
Using the power of microbes for improving human-
and environmental health

Our Mission
Using the power of microbes for improving human-
and environmental health

Research Focus

  • The Research Unit for Comparative Microbiome Analyses strives to elucidate elementary modes of action in microbiome development and the associated formation of networks which occur independently from any particular environment and can thus be considered as general principles of microbe – microbe interactions. This focus of research will not only unravel microbial functions in different environments, where microbes play an essential role (contributing to the “red” and the “green” research fields of HMGU), but it will also improve our in-depth understanding of microbiome interactions from different environments.

News - Recent Publications

  • Environmental and mucosal microbiota and their role in childhood asthma.systems

  • Rhizosphere microbiomes of potato cultivated in the High Andes show stable and dynamic core microbiomes with different responses to plant development.

  • Interaction of minerals, organic matter, and microorganisms during biogeochemical interface formation as shown by a series of artificial soil experiments.

  • Nitrification inhibitors mitigate NO emissions more effectively under straw-induced conditions favoring denitrification.