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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Open positions

Master projects

Our lab offers several projects for Master students. If you are interested in performing your master project in our lab, write us an email ( and visit our lab at the Irchel campus at the University of Zürich.

Possible Master projects currently available:

- Identification of nanoweapons used by different Paraburkholderia strains to kill other bacteria

- Bacterial competitiveness in the soil and for root infection: which traits do Rhizobia need?

- (De-)evolutionary jumps of bacterial symbiotic plasmids

- What are the signals required for morphological changes during bacterial-plant symbiosis?