EEC is currently hosting again Alexey Potekhin and Irina Nekrasova, for a collaboration with Oliver Kaltz.
Alexey and Irina are professors at the Dept. of Microbiology at St Petersburg State University. During their stay, they will investigate the ability of a newly found strain of the bacterial parasite Holospora karyophila to infect different species of the ciliate Paramecium. With this model system, we can address questions of parasite-mediated interactions in multispecies communitites.
Their visit (21/07-4/9/14) is financed by a Marie Curie exchange program (FP7; IRSES CINAR PATHOBACTER).