Bioreactors - Continuous cultivation of microbial communities
Continuous cultivation of microbial communities under anaerobic conditions provides tremendous opportunities to gain insights into taxonomical and functional response on a cellular / molecular level. Samples can be taken from these systems without disrupting the communities allowing for experiments that research not only the immediate response, but also chronic exposure and recovery.
In our bioreactor laboratory we currently have 12 reactors and two established model systems that can be cultivated in the bioreactors, namely Simplfied Inestinal Human Microbiota extended (SIHUMIx) and The Oligo-Mouse-Microbiota (OligoMM12), as well as cultivation of bacterial communities harvested from fecal samples. We have expertise in a wide variety of microbiological methodologies both in batch and continuous.