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PhD Defense by Jakob Brandt

Jakob Brandt, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience will defend his thesis on: "High-throughput and unbiased characterization of microbial communities".

Time

11.03.2020 kl. 10.00 - 14.00

Description

TITLE:

”High-throughput and unbiased characterization of microbial communities” 

ABSTRACT:

Microorganisms inhabit every environment on this globe. They have an enormous impact on biogeochemical cycles, sustain entire ecosystems, keep us healthy and make us sick. Traditionally, studying microorganisms has relied on microscopy and culture-based methods, but the sheer number of microorganisms and their diversity render these approaches impractical for uncovering all the existing microbial diversity. In this PhD project, culture-independent methods primarily relying on DNA-sequencing techniques were used to investigate microbial communities from different environments. More specifically, the main subjects of the project concerned methodological challenges related to the drinking water microbiome as well as a DNA-based exploration of the novel superphylum of Asgard archaea.

SUPERVISOR:

Professor Mads Albertsen, Dept. Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Denmark

ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE:

  • Professor Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Dept. Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Denmark (Chairman)
  • Tenure Track Scientis, Anja Spang, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Lansdiep (The Netherlands)
  • Associate Professor, Kasper Urup Kjeldsen, Head of Section, Section for Microbiology, Dept. Bioscience, Aarhus University (Denmark)

 

Price

Free

Host

Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Section of Biotechnology

Address

Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, 9220 Aalborg Ø, room number: To be announced