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PhD Defense by Mads Albertsen

Mads Albertsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, will defend his thesis on "Ecosystem models in biological phosphorus removal".

Last modified: 11.11.2014

TIME

26.11.2014 kl. 10.00 - 14.00

TITLE:

"Ecosystem models in biological phosphorus removal"

ABSTRACT:

Wastewater treatment is the largest biotechnological process in the world and applied globally to remove pollutants, protect the receiving waters from eutrophication and for resource recovery. During the past 10 years, an increased focus has been on enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR), which can be used to remove phosphorus for further recovery and reuse. Danish EBPR wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been extensively studied using culture independent methods by which a common core of bacteria have been identified in all Danish EBPR WWTPs. The aim of the present PhD project has been to implement the use of next generation sequencing based methods in the study of the EBPR ecosystem. A novel resolution in terms of genome extraction, species identity and function, and ecosystems understanding has been reached.

SUPERVISOR:

  • Professor, Per Halkjær Nielsen, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University.

ASSESMENT COMMITTEE:

  • Associate Professor, Niels T. Eriksen (chairman), Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University
  • Professor, Andreas Schramm, Department of Bioscience, Microbiology, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Professor, Thomas Rattei, Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science, UNiversity of Vienna, Austria

AFTER THE DEFENSE A SMALL RECEPTION WILL BE HELD AT FREDERIK BAJERS VEJ 7H.

Coordinator

Section of Biotechnology, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

ADDRESS

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, 9220 Aalborg Ø, Denmark (room: 1.102 + 1.106)