Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

By - Amelia Rotaru

New paper on odd partnerships fused by conductive particles and workshop in Wageningen

Finally, great to see our BioRxiv paper just published by mBio. Also, SDU Nat’s press officer (Birgitte Svennevig) published a EurekaAlert and a press release on SDU’s website calling attention to our work. This work is a contribution to a project funded by the Danish Research Council in 2013. Wageningen: a sneak

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

By - Amelia Rotaru

First preprint from our lab

We were surprised to discover that Methanosarcina reduced mobile and toxic uranium (VI) to less mobile and less toxic uranium (IV). For now, you can find a preprint of this paper on Biorxiv: Potential for Methanosarcina to contribute to uranium reduction during acetate-promoted groundwater bioremediation Will keep you updated.

By - Amelia Rotaru

Science Perspective

Amelia and Bo wrote a perspective for Science about methane oxidizing bacteria that are finally decoupled from their syntrophic partners. You can find the perspective here. The perspective is with reference to an article in Science by Scheller et al. In this article, the authors managed to decouple ANME-type 2 from their