Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

By - Amelia Rotaru

Breathless microbes

It is only a couple of days since Mon has relocated to Netherlands (Radboud University) for her PhD environment exchange. In Netherlands, she is developing genetics in methanogens together with Assist. Prof. Cornelia Welte in the lab of  Prof. Mike Jetten. Genetics in methanogens is a critical tool to broaden our understanding of electron transfer in methanogens growing on electrodes or by direct interspecies electron transfer.

At the end of her stay Mon will also join the EMBO practical course “Breathless microbes” which will take place in Wageningen, NL.

We hope Mon will get very interesting results and learn a lot during her stay in the Netherlands.

We are excited about this new collaboration with Cornelia and Mike. And we’re grateful for their support and that of the Soehngen Institute of Anaerobic Microbiology for the SIAM talent grant awarded to Mon for this journey.

Soehngen Institute of Anaerobic Microbiology (SIAM)