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.