Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Section

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Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology Section
Mission
  • Molecular genetics of nutrient sensing and signaling in yeast.
  • Nutrient sensing and antifungal targets in the pathogenic yeast Candida albicans.
  • Development of novel industrial yeast strains (baking, brewing, wine and bioethanol production).
  • Yeast and plant trehalose metabolism for improvement of stress resistance in crop plants.
  • Use of yeast as a tool for selecting and studying mammalian proteins with medical interest.
Contact information

Head of Section: Prof. J. Thevelein

Address:
Botanical Institute
Kasteelpark Arenberg, 31 – box 2438
BE-3001 Leuven

Telephone: +32 16 321500
Fax: +32 16 321975