Gene-environment interactions

Every organism, from microbes to humans, interacts with its environment.

These interactions can be studied at the lowest molecular level of genes and proteins (e.g. transcriptomics, epigenomics, proteomics). But more interestingly, these interactions can differ between each of us, because of small differences in our genes and genetic sequences.

Scientific studies within this field aim to understand how organisms interact with the environment and how and why differences occur between different organisms.

The research groups at our faculty study a wide set of interactions from microbial communities to plant-pathogen interactions and interactions between organisms and pollutants.