Grant recipient

Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen

Understanding Microbial Defence Mechanisms

Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen says: “Microorganisms profoundly influence human health and well-being and have developed sophisticated defence mechanisms vital for their survival, including highly specialized enzymes that allow them to overcome periods of starvation and exposure to heat or antibiotics. This project seeks to uncover the fundamental principles governing microbial self-defence and survival by studying both the function and molecular architecture of key cellular components. The ultimate aim of the project is to provide a foundation for developing future antimicrobial drugs and treatment regimens.”

Ditlev Egeskov Brodersen
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Aarhus University