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The Laboratory of Metabolomics was established in 2021 and its present research profile comprises:

genetic, physiological and biochemical characterisation of toxic/invasive freshwater cyanobacteria;

bioremediation of freshwaters from cyanotoxins;

determination and characterisation of secondary metabolites of cyanobacteria and lichens;

mechanisms of interactions of freshwater cyanophages with cyanobacteria;

synthetic biology of cyanobacteria for the production of microcystinase.

The most principal research techniques exploited in the Laboratory are:

molecular tools for cloning and heterologous expression in bacteria and cyanobacteria,

RT qPCR,

photochemical measurements of PSI and PSII,

HPLC and LC-MS.

We have also a laboratory background for cyanobacteria culture and spectroscopic measurements (UV/VIS and fluorescence).

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Short overview of our recent research is in the video presentation.
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Short overview