Coordinators – Raffaele IEVA and Calum JOHNSTON
The research teams of the Microbial Systems (SYSMIC) research axis of the CBI focus their study on microorganisms including bacteria and archaea, as well as organelles of proteobacterial origin. A wide variety of fundamental research topics are addressed by the teams of this axis, through integrative analysis of key and fundamental aspects of the biology of these microorganisms:
Our projects employ methodologies dedicated to the study of bacteria and archaea, including molecular genetics, genome engineering and bioinformatics, protein purification and biochemistry along with technologies available at the CBI and at the neighbouring institutes, including high-resolution cell imaging, microfluidics, genome-wide screens of genetic associations, structural approaches such as cryo-electron microscopy/tomography, mass-spectrometry, BSL2 facilities, a computer cluster, the Big-A bioinformatic/biostatistic core facility and the GenoToul bioinformatics facility for large data analysis and simulation.
Our scientific animation is organized in four main forms: