What we do

Our group focuses on studying social interactions in microbial communities and how they evolve. We follow an interdisciplinary approach, where we quantify and characterize interactions within small bacterial communities in the lab, and then use computational and mathematical models to explain and predict how these interactions will change over ecological and evolutionary time-scales.

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Find out about the Group’s activities

Main publication 2021

  • Shibasaki S et al.
    Exclusion of the fittest predicts microbial community diversity in fluctuating environments
    Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10.1098/rsif.2021.0613


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Sara Mitri
Evolutionary Microbiology Group
UNIL, Lausanne
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Domain(s) of activity:

  • Evolution and phylogeny
  • Systems biology
  • Deep sequencing data
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Experimental biology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Metabolomics
  • Microbiology
  • Synthetic biology

Domain(s) of application:

  • Basic research

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