On March 1st, Paola Andrea Palacios Jaramillo, will join our team. Paola will isolate methanogens which corrode iron, and will investigate how we can prevent corrosion induced by these organisms. Paola finished her masters in Microbiology last September, at Aix-Marseille University. We are all very excited to meet and work with Paola.
Amelia: Wednesday the 27th January, I traveled to Oldenburg for an invited seminar entitled “A new DIET for methanogens”. It’s been dreamlike passing through Bremen, 13 years after I’ve started there as microbiologist.
Amelia: I will be in New Castle on the 31st of March, where I will be giving an invited lecture about electric interspecies interactions for Master students at the School of Civil Engineering and Geoscience at New Castle University. Afterwards, I’m really enthusiastic to finally meet and converse about the thermodynamics of direct electron transfer with brilliant scientists at New Castle University.
Amelia: On 16th of March, I will be in sunny Sydney, Australia where I’ve been invited to talk about electric interspecies interactions with methanogens and how they could change the biotechnology of the future. My talk is part of the 5th Annual JAMS Symposium. Also, I will be visiting collaborators at the University of New South Wales. Very excited about my first visit to Australia, and besides the science, I cannot wait to see kangaroos and parrots in their favorite world.
On 26th of February, Mon and Amelia will meet the Electrogas consortium at Aarhus University. We are going to discuss progress with our work packages. The European Union, including Denmark, plan to become fossil fuel free by 2050, therefore renewable resources like biogas and wind-turbine-generated electricity come in handy in order to produce the chemicals of the future while storing the excess electricity. You can read more about the project here.