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Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Welcome to Simona Huwiler's group

Research on predatory bacteria

Predatory Life Cycle

Figure: Predatory life cycle of predatory bacterium Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus HD100 in which it kills and feeds on the Gram-negative prey bacterium.


Video: Time-lapse microscopy of B. bacteriovorus
exiting of prey cell remnants. (Video by S. Huwiler)


We are located in building Y13 (Lab: L68 Offices: L53, G24 and G26) at the Irchel Campus of the University of Zurich.


Funding for our research is provided by:

- Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Fellowship

- FreeNovation Grant (by Novartis Forschungsstiftung)

- FAN Fellowship ('Förderung des Akademischen Nachwuchses' by University of Zurich Alumni Foundation, with a Ernst Göhner Stiftung Fellowship)