Timothy M. Vogel

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Laboratoire Ampere
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Université de Lyon
+(33) 472 18 65 14

Brief Biography: 

My environmental microbiology research concerns the ability of bacteria to adapt to different environments in general via the exchange of DNA. An excellent model for this adaptation is the fate and effects of xenobiotic compounds. While my work on xenobiotic compounds has included work from soil bioremediation and groundwater treatment to degradation pathways, much of my current microbial ecology research is on the perturbations of microbial communities and the adaptation of microorganisms to xenobiotic compounds (either by mutation or gene transfer). In addition, within gene transfer, my current research also includes the fate of DNA from transgenic plants - its movement, degradation and potential transfer to bacteria.