The goal of the Biological Sciences Research Group (BSRG) is to conduct multidisciplinary research in fundamental and applied biological sciences combining Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Functional, Comparative, and Meta- Genomics and Bioinformatics, and exploring Systems and Synthetic Microbiology strategies to understand how biological systems orchestrate multiple functions, envisaging the efficient exploitation/control of their activities in Health, Industrial, Environmental and Agro-Food Biotechnology.

Key words: Molecular and Cellular Microbiology, Functional, Comparative and Meta- Genomics,  Microbial Pathogenesis, Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Major Contributions
  • Systems Biology approaches to yeast Biotechnology and pathogenesis
  • Multidrug/multixenobiotic resistance transporters
  • Burkholderia cepacia complex respiratory infections in Cystic Fibrosis
  • Genome sequencing, annotation and in silico information exploitation

  • Ongoing Activities
  • Yeast-based research to support a sustainable bioeconomy
  • Deciphering complex virulence and microbe-host interaction mechanisms
  • Development of new antimicrobial and anticancer agents
  • Tackling diversity of human-, animal-, and bioprocesses-associated microbiomes