The Westra lab studies both molecular and evolutionary aspects of bacteria-phage interactions. Approximately 100 years after the discovery of phage, our understanding of bacteria-phage interactions is still far from complete. While this is perhaps unsurprising given the abundance and diversity of phages, it is crucial to deepen our understanding of these interactions to guide the development of novel intervention strategies to manipulate bacterial abundance and their genetic architecture.

Don’t miss our upcoming CRISPR Ecology and Evolution meeting in London, organised together with the Royal Society! Registration is free!

The Westra group shares lab space and collaborates on various projects with the van Houte lab.