Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

By - Amelia Rotaru

Outreach: Methanogens battle against radioactive contamination

Morten Busch wrote a great outreach article about methanogens battling radionuclide contamination, in which our recent publication from Microbial Ecology has been featured. Cite: Busch M. 2018. Extreme microbes battle against radioactive contamination. ScienceNews.dk (Novo Nordisk Foundation) Holmes, D.E., Orelana, R., Giloteaux, L., Wang,  L.-Y., Shrestha, P., Williams, K., Lovley, D.R., Rotaru, A.-E.,

By - Amelia Rotaru

Marburg spotlight on microbiology

On November 23rd, I gave an invited talk for the graduate schools of Microbiology at the Max Planck Institute of Terrestrial Microbiology, the Philips University Marburg and the University of Tuebingen. It was an excellent meeting covering diverse aspects of microbiology, especially structural and molecular microbiology. It was wonderful to

By - Amelia Rotaru

Preprint from our lab

We discovered that Baltic Sea consortia rich in Geobacter and Methanosarcina carried out syntrophic acetate oxidation (SAO) mediated by conductive particles.  It’s a really exciting finding not only because it is of importance to our understanding of the iron the methane cycles but also because: it raises questions how anthropogenic discharge