Miriam Sophie Epping, M. Sc

  • Fritz-Haber-Weg 2

    76131 Karlsruhe

Research project

Development and Application of a Microfluidic Cultivation Platform for Analysis of Multicellular Bacteria Clusters

The emergence of multicellularity was a significant event in the history of life, yet our understanding of it remains limited. Crucial for the emergence is the formation of groups from previously single cells. These exhibit behaviors such as altruistic suicide. The reasons and causes are not yet clear due to a lack of technology. Microfluidic platforms offer promising solutions due to their precise environmental control. Goal: Development of microfluidic platforms to study suicide during bacterial multicellularity formation.