Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

By - Amelia Rotaru

Radboud Uni in Nijmegen and the KNVM Meeting

I visited A/Prof. Cornelia Welte, and Prof. Mike Jetten at Radboud University Nijmegen to establish a future collaboration with their labs. With this occasion I gave a talk about DIET and discussed the possible electron uptake mechanism in methanogens. Just a day after the KNVM Microbial Ecology meeting took place where I gave a speech about DIET in anaerobic microorganisms. The meeting although

By - Amelia Rotaru

Third EU-ISMET meeting in Rome, Italy

From the 26th of September to the 28th, Mon and Amelia went to EU-ISMET in Rome, Italy, where Mon presented the poster entitled: “A step towards understanding electromethanogenesis.”  

By - Amelia Rotaru

ASM Microbe 2016

Amelia and Paola went to ASM Microbe 2016 in Boston Massachusetts. Amelia gave a talk in the session “Microbial electric grids: electromicrobiology, fuel cells, nanowires and cable bacteria.”. The talk was entitled: “Methanogens hungry for electrons” and you can find the abstract here. Tweeps twitted during the talk, and even photos were snapped.   After the conference Amelia also visited

By - Amelia Rotaru

New employment

Oona Snoeyebos West (June 2016 – ) has joined our team as the second postdoc on the iron corrosion project. Oona has a double PhD in Organismic Evolutionary Biology and Geosciences from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (received in 1998), and has worked as postdoc in different labs at UMass. Welcome Oona! You can find Oona’s papers here.  

By - Amelia Rotaru

Fyens Stiftstidende Prize

On the 9th of May 2016, Amelia received a prize from the Fyens Stiftstidende. Very honored being selected for this prize. Every year, two scientists from the island of Fyn receive this prize, which is popularly known as the Fyn Noble Prize.