Environmental Microbiology covers the study of microbial communities, interactions and processes in the environment, both in man-made and natural systems. We use state-of-the-art technologies to obtain knowledge that can be applied for a sustainable development with resource recovery, bioenergy production and better human health. We also develop novel technologies and approaches to study diversity and activity of microbial “Dark Matter”, the undescribed majority on the planet.
- Identity and physiology of uncultured novel microorganisms
- Microbial diversity across Denmark
- Microbiology in engineered systems e.g., of wastewater treatment, bioenergy production, agriculture, and aquaculture
- Medical Microbiology
- Applied bioinformatics
- Nanopore sequencing
- Reveal identity and function of uncultured microbes in natural and engineered systems
- Apply microbes for a sustainable development
- Develop novel methods to describe uncultured microbes
- Center for Microbial Communities as internationally leading Center
- Close collaboration with leading groups in research, hospitals and industry
Applied supramolecual chemistry
Chemical process engineering
Environmental chemical engineering
Environmental bioscience and biomonitoring
Biodiversity and evolutionary biology
Identity, physiology and ecology of uncultured microorganisms
Microbial “Dark Matter”, Microbial ecology, Ecosystem models, Nitrogen-cycle, phylogeny.
Microbiology, tree-of-life, metagenomics, amplicon sequencing, genome-centric metagenomics and visualisation.
Microbiology of engineered systems for sustainable development
MiDAS database, P-recovery, N-removal, clean water, food webs and bioenergy.
Microbial diversity across Denmark
Microflora Danica, microbial diversity, novel microbes, phylogeny, metagenomics, natural, cultured and engineered habitats.
Prevention, diagnosis and treatment of biofilm infections
Biofilm infections, test and development of medical devices, EPS, amyloids.
Method development, microbiology, tree-of-life, real-time analysis, metagenomics, amplicon sequencing, genome-centric metagenomics and visualisation.
Comparing DNA metabarcoding with faecal analysis for diet determination of the Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) in Vejlerne, Denmark
Published / Submitted 2021
Cino Pertoldi, Jakob Braüner Schmidt , Patrick Møller Thomsen , Louise Bach Nielsen, Nadieh de Jonge, Laura Iacolina, Federico Muro , Kristian Trøjelsgaard Nielsen, Sussie Pagh, Torben Linding Lauridsen, Line Holm Andersen, Erika Yashiro, Mie Bech Lukassen, Jeppe Lund Nielsen, Morten Elmeros, Dan Bruhn
A selection of our world class laboratory facilities:
- Sequencing facilities (Illumina, Nanopore)
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- Protein characterization (…)
- Raman Microspectroscopy
- Confocal laser scanning microscopy
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