Inaugural lecture with Paolina Garbeva

On 12 November, Affiliated Professor Paolina Garbeva​ will give her inaugural lecture with the title Microbial chemical interactions and communication​. All employees at PLEN are welcome for the inaugural lecture, which will be followed by a reception.


Microorganisms produce a vast array of secondary metabolites, both soluble and volatile, which play an important role in intra- and inter-kingdom interactions and communication.

In my talk, I will focus on belowground interactions and discuss some of the microbial metabolites involved in microbe-microbe and plant-microbe interactions. I will highlight the ecological importance of microbial chemical interactions for plant and soil health. I will also indicate challenges in studying belowground microbial chemical interactions and opportunities for further studies and practical applications.