Welcome to a new lab member

New lab member

In July, we will welcome our new postdoc Rhitu Kotoki from the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, Faridabad, India. Rhitu has a Ph.D. in microbiology from Assam University. He has a background in microbial genetics, omics and bioinformatics. He is interested to study the genetic and physiological properties of microorganisms with biotechnological potential. You can read more about his previous work here.

Rhitu Kotoky, Postdoc Electromethanogenesis

When joining the team, Rhitu will be involved in better understanding extracellular electron uptake in methanogens and manipulating genes to improve this property. He will be part of a team of 5 that will investigate strategies to improve the microbial conversion of CO2 from waste gas and renewable electricity to a fuel, methane, that can be stored.

The project is funded by a Novo Nordisk Ascending Investigator grant awarded to AE Rotaru.