Research in the Hess Lab centers on the multi-scale (from molecule to cell to population to ecosystem) understanding of microbial systems.
By using traditional and recent cutting-edge Molecular Biology, Microbiology in combination with Bioinformatic Tools we aim at:
- Understanding how microbial systems respond to environmental changes and how they affect their habitats
- Identifying and characterizing new microbes, microbial enzymes and microbial products of industrial relevance from complex biological systems
- Developing industrial processes that utilize microorganisms or microbial enzymes and that are more sustainable than current processes