Extremophiles and Biotechnology

The hidden world

We work with a range of extremophilic microorganisms and their diversity; thermo-acidophilic methane-oxidizing bacteria, Archaea, halophiles, strict anaerobes and hyperstable enzymes from thermophiles with a potential for industrial applications. Physiological, genomic and molecular microbiology aspects are being studied.  We oten host foreign guest students and researchers, and possess a large and active international extremophiles network.  

We can offer Master's thesis projects in Microbiology and Molecular Biology


Visiting master student from Uzbekistan

Jakhongir Alimov, is a master student at National University of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.


Visiting PhD student from Tajikistan

Ms. Munavvara Dhzuraeva, is a Phd student at the Biotechnology Center, Tajik National University, Tajikistan.


ERANet-funded research visit to University of Exeter

Researcher Antonio Garcia-Moyano made a research visit to the Centre for Biocatalysis at the University of Exeter, United Kingdom, hosted by Professor Jennifer Littlechild. Prof. Littlechild leads a group of experts in biochemistry and structural biology.


Developing tools for heterologous expression of thermozymes

Pau Ximeno, student from Barcelona University will be working with us on his bachelor thesis for the Degree in Biotechnology. He will be involved in different tasks related to the development of molecular tools for the expression of thermophilic proteins in Thermus thermophilus.However he will also...

Natia Geliashvili

New guest student from Georgia

Natia Geliashvili will carry out metagenomics and cultivation-based analyses of hot springs in Georgia.