Month: July 2021


Amelia has been in the news for receiving the Novo Nordisk Ascending Investigator award

After receiving the great news that the Novo Nordisk Foundation will support research in my lab on electromethanogenesis for the following 5 years, I’ve been interviewed by several journalists about the proposed work. Here are some of the articles they wrote: Major grant for research on microorganisms for producing sustainable biofuels 370 millioner kroner til 38 forskere


Paola’s second biocorrosion paper got published

News with a slight delay. Our new article “A Win–Loss Interaction on Fe0 Between Methanogens and Acetogens From a Climate Lake” dealing with biocorrosion was published this May in Frontiers in Microbiology. In this work: We studied how microbial communities from climate lake sediments promote microbial-influenced Fe0 corrosion when no other electron donor and acceptors are available. Observed that Clostridia and Methanobacterium were the only groups detected after 11 subsequent transfers solely with zero valent iron (Fe0) as the electron donor. Methanobacterium were ineffective corroders in the absence of the acetogens, although they do not use acetate for methanogenesis. These results…Continue readingPaola’s second biocorrosion paper got published