Genomic Microbiology


Bacteria are found everywhere: in clouds and raindrops, on tree leaves, in soil and oceans, on and in our body. Unlike eukaryotes, bacterial evolution comprises both vertical and horizontal components. Recombination at the species level plays a role in selective sweeps through the population, while inter-species lateral gene transfer (LGT) has important implications to microbial adaptation and evolutionary transformations. In our research we study molecular and genome evolution of microbial genomes.

Open Positions

We always have room for students (its our job!): If you are interested in a BSc or MSc thesis, just come by.

From time to time we have open positions for PhD students and postdocs. If you are interested in working with us, please contact Prof. Dr. Tal Dagan.