During the Elite Forsk ceremony, Amelia was honored with the Sapere Aude Research Leader Award. The ceremony took place in a beautiful setting, at the Glyptotek in Copenhagen.
On the 26th of February, Mon, Amelia and Bo met with the Electrogas consortium at the Engineering School, Aarhus University. Every member of the consortium discussed their most recent experiments, and got input from all other members and industry partners.
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 sulfate reducing partners with the help of electron acceptors like chelated – Fe III. The paper can be found here. Also, scientists are tweeting about this.
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.