In TANGO2, we will explore the molecular mechanisms microorganisms use to interact in low-oxygen environments and how these systems evolved over the last 2 billion years. To do this we are studying microbial eukaryotes within the Breviatae phylum that engage in a potentially syntrophic relationship with Arcobacter bacteria.
Our three main objectives are:
WP1: Develop a molecular tool kit with massively parallelized tranposon mutagenesis to uncover genes essential for cell:cell interaction
WP2: Drastically expand the available genome and transcriptome data for brevaites and their Arcobacter partners
WP3: Develop isolation methods to discover the diversity of breviates and their partners in the natural world.
Preparation for starting TANGO2
February 21st, 2023
First ad for recruiting the TANGO2 team goes live! Check out Open positions
March 29, 2023
We welcome BSc student Elsa and MSc students Allen and Ada who are working hard to help us establish protocols for our TANGO2 project!
TANGO2 KICK OFF!
May 1 2023
And we’re off! Follow us on this page and on @cstairs on twitter to keep an eye out on the progress of TANGO2. #TangO2Lund