Microbial Interactions

Our research focuses on microbiome assembly in soil, subsurface soil, rhizosphere and hyphosphere, as well as functioning of root- or hyphae-associated bacteria with the potential to promote plant or fungal growth.

Microbial communities in soil, associated with plant roots or fungal hyphae, provide essential ecosystem services, and are shaped by complex interactions between microorganisms, plants and the surrounding environment. We investigate interactions at the molecular level by combining genomics, transcriptomics and marker/reporter gene technologies with biochemical analyses to decipher the mode of action. The colonization strategies used by these beneficial microorganisms, as well as their responses to environmental stressors that might interfere with their function. 























Group members

Name Title Phone E-mail
Courtney Horn Herms PhD Fellow +4535337285 E-mail
Jonathan Sølve PhD Fellow +4535324760 E-mail
Kitzia Yashvelt Molina Zamudio Academic Research Staff +4535337918 E-mail
Mette Haubjerg Nicolaisen Associate Professor +4535332649 E-mail
Niels O. G. Jørgensen Emeritus +4535332625 E-mail
Rosanna Catherine Hennessy Assistant Professor +4535337780 E-mail

Master students

  • Ana Lago Maciel
  • Signe Hausgaard Larse
  • Kitizia Zamudio

Erasmus students

  • Marit Krul

Contact research group leader

Mette Nicolaisen
Associate Professor
M: meni@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 26 49