Dr Elisa Granato

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in bacterial interactions and how these behaviours evolved. A molecular microbiologist by training, I soon became fascinated by ecology and social evolution. Now, I aim to investigate how bacteria deal with competitors, and how they adapt their combat strategies to their environment.

Selected Publications

Granato ET*, Meiller-Legrand TA*, Foster KR. The Evolution and Ecology of Bacterial Warfare. Current Biology (2019) doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2019.04.024   (*equal contribution)

Granato ET, Ziegenhain C, Marvig RL, Kümmerli R. Low spatial structure and selection against secreted virulence factors attenuates pathogenicity in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The ISME Journal (2018) doi: 10.1038/s41396-018-0231-9

Granato ET, Kümmerli R. The path to re-evolve cooperation is constrained in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. BMC Evolutionary Biology (2017) doi: 10.1186/s12862-017-1060-6

Granato ET, Harrison F, Kümmerli R, Ross-Gillespie A. Do Bacterial “Virulence Factors” Always Increase Virulence? A Meta-analysis of Pyoverdine Production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa as a Test Case. Frontiers in Microbiology (2016) doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01952