About Us

The Division of Microbial Ecology (DOME) at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science (CeMESS) is a team of microbiologists and molecular biologists. Our mission is to unravel the complexities of microbial life and its profound impact on our health and environment.

Our research explores the evolution, ecophysiology, interactions and functions of microbes across a broad range of systems. We apply cutting-edge methods, from 'omics analysis, to single-cell isotope probing, to microbial imaging, to computational community modelling.

Get to know our research by exploring our active projects and the researcher profiles of our principle investigators. 

At DOME, we are committed to nurturing the next generation of scientists at every level of education, including undergraduate and doctoral programs, as well as intensive methods-based courses.



DOME Senior Scientist Alejandro Manzano Marín received funding for his project “SymBirth – Development of an artificial symbiont’s birth” from the...


Stephanie A. Eichorst, a Senior Scientist at DOME, received funding for her project “Beyond O2 – factors influencing the use of microbial terminal...


Unicellular algae are the main primary producers in the ocean, collectively being responsible for about half of the globally fixed carbon dioxide....


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Roland Hatzenpichler

Associate Professor at Montana State University, USA

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02.05.2024 12:00

Eva Nováková

Associate Professor at the University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic

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Aileen Berasategui López

Assistant Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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 Latest Publications

Deehan, EC, Zhang, Z, Nguyen, NK, Perez-Muñoz, ME, Cole, J, Riva, A, Berry, D, Prado, CM & Walter, J 2024, 'Adaptation to tolerate high doses of arabinoxylan is associated with fecal levels of Bifidobacterium longum', Gut microbes, vol. 16, no. 1, 2363021. https://doi.org/10.1080/19490976.2024.2363021