I’m a PostDoc in Phil Poole’s lab since July 2016.
Throughout my PhD I acquired a strong background in rhizobia genomics together with legume host specificity. During my first three years in Oxford I was part of Indian-Uk Nitrogen Fixation Centre (IUNFC) whose aim was to decipher the genomics of pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) endosymbionts. Recently I joint a new project focus on microbiome assembly in plant roots.
By defining a synthetic community (SynCom) of 6-7 members our aim is to reduce the microbiome complexity. Thus, we will be able to decipher the genetic determinants that drive the complex microbe-microbe and microbe-plant interactions.We are applying different available or developed tools like Differential Fluorescent Marker (DFM) based on miniTn7 transposon integration, Barcoded-Transposon mutagenesis (BarSeq) or RNA-Seq.
If you you have any inquiry related with rhizobia genomics, synthetic communities or fluorescent labelling strains, please do not hesitate to contact me.