Research at the LCB is focused on the molecular analysis of bacterial physiology. A hallmark of research at the LCB lies within the large diversity of the bacterial types under study : Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhimurium, Bacillus subtilis, Shewanella oneidensis, Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans, Anabaena, Myxococcus xanthus, Clostridium cellulolyticum, Magnetospirilum magneticum, Thiomonas, Legionella etc… Thus, most facets of modern molecular microbiology - basic, environmental, biotechnological or infectious – are, although to different extents, present at the LCB.
Moreover, a bioinformatic group led by E. Talla and C. Brochier collaborates with many groups, thereby allowing for cross-fertilizing collaborations between computer- and experimental-based biology as well as reinforcing our expertise in microbial biodiversity.
Historically, groups have gained expertises in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry as expected from researches aiming at understanding the mechanistic bases of bacterial functioning. During the 2004-08 period, transcriptomic and proteomic approaches were integrated and in the last years, bioinformatic and cell biology approaches were brought in too.