Environmental Cell Biology -
Silvia Bulgheresi

Room: 1.118
Althanstraße 14 (UZA I)
1090 Vienna, Austria

Research Focus

STUDY SYSTEMS: Marine nematode-bacterium symbioses, oral cavity symbionts


  • How do host and symbiont coordinate their reproduction?

- Molecular mechanisms of growth and division of symbiont cells

(via immunostaining/high-resolution microscopy, and ectopic and vitro expression of symbiont cell division and cytoskeletal proteins)

- Developmental adaptations of the host to inter- and intra-generational symbiont transmission 

(via host cultivation and microscopic analysis, and comparative omics of host developmental stages)


  • How are host and bacterial immune systems regulated?

- Comparative omics of host symbiotic versus non-symbiotic tissues.

Ongoing projects