Lars Jelsbak


Lars Jelsbak

Department of Biotechnology and Biomedicine

Søltofts Plads

Building 221 Room 260

2800 Kgs. Lyngby





Plant beneficial microbes Microbial secondary metabolites Microbiome engineering Bacterial physiology and ecology Genetic engineering of bacteria Microbial interactions Microbe-host interactions

Our research is focused on plant beneficial microbes and microbiomes with the aim of finding ´microbial solutions´ that support plant health. Key areas include microbe/microbiome engineering, secondary metabolite production and signaling in soil/rhizosphere microbiomes and how these processes relate to expression and control of plant beneficial activities. Our goal is to contribute to a reduction in the use of agrochemicals in agriculture. In addition, we work on antibiotic resistant, epidemic “high-risk clones” of the hospital pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa. We work to determine and target the molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution and success of these clones.