Behavior

The dynamics of microbial communities are ultimately shaped by the behavior of its members, that is, by the cellular decision-making of the individual bacteria.

New concepts and approaches developed within PriME allow us to better understand and predict the behavior of individuals and thus the properties that emerge at the community level.

A few key areas of study include the foraging strategies of marine bacteria on particle landscapes; how they find these particles and what determines how long they stay. We also focus on the phenotypic differentiation of bacteria in environmentally relevant scenarios, and its impact on community function. These, and many other studies of bacterial single-cell behavior, are enabled by powerful microfluidic arenas and analytical techniques developed by members of the PriME team.

Researchers

Roman Stocker

PI

ETH Zurich
Stocker Lab

Zach Landry

Senior Researcher

University of Southern California
Stocker Lab

Johannes Keegstra

Senior Researcher

ETH Zurich
Stocker Lab

Leonardo Pacciani-Mori

PostDoc

UC San Diego
Hwa Lab

Estelle Clerc

PostDoc

ETH Zurich
Stocker Lab

Glen D’Souza

Senior Researcher

EAWAG
Ackermann Lab

Tommaso Redaelli

PostDoc

ETH Zurich

Elisa Romanelli

PostDoc

ETH Zurich

Mathieu Forget

PostDoc

ETH Zurich

Valerio Anelli

PhD student

ETH Zurich
Stocker Lab

Margot Bligh

PhD student

MPI Bremen
Hehemann Lab

Jacob Robertson

PhD Student

UC San Diego
Hwa Lab

Ghita Guessous

PhD Student

UC San Diego
Hwa Lab

Mani Sai Suryateja Jammalamadaka

PhD Student

MIT
Cordero Lab

Isobel Short

PhD student

ETH Zurich

Ella Case

PhD student

MPI Bremen