Welcome to the Environmental Microbial Genomics Group!
The Tim VOGEL, Ashley SHADE, Graeme NICOL, Catherine LAROSE & Christina HAZARD labs examine a range of fundamental and applied microbial ecology and environmental microbiology topics in both natural environments and engineered systems. We use a combination of microbial cultivation, experimental, meta-omic and bioinformatic approaches. We are studying the mechanisms and consequences of microbial adaptation, the contribution of microorganisms to global biogeochemical cycles, and their response to anthropogenically induced environmental perturbations. We are located within the Bioengineering Department in Laboratoire Ampère at the École Centrale de Lyon (part of the Université de Lyon).