Dr.Markelova Natalia, Ph.D, Senior scientist
The field of my scientific resesrch is microbial ecology. I deal with predator bacteria genus of Bdellovibrio. The biological potential of this bacteria is to kill the other bacteria, often pathogens for human, animals and plants. The topic of my project is: Predacious bacteria, Bdellovibrio, as a mechanism for public health protection and bioterrorism preparedness. The principal objective of the proposed project is to gather experimental evidence on the biological potential of Bdellovibrio to eliminate pathogenic bacteria from contaminated environment under conditions simulating natural environment. The data obtained will provide a new approach in biodefence of ecosystems against microbial contamination for improving human welfare.
Institute of Basic Biological Problems RAS
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Maryland University Biotechnology Institute
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