Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

By - Amelia Rotaru

Warm Welcome to Our New Team Members in 2024

We’re excited to announce the arrival of several talented individuals who are joining our team this year: Lorena Selak (AU/SDU) – As a postdoc, Lorena will be exploring the dynamics of methane cycling within marine sediments, bringing valuable insights into this crucial environmental process. She is on a joint postdoc between Aarhus University and the University of Southern Denmark. Adrienn

By - Amelia Rotaru

Celebrating Our Graduates’ Success and Looking Forward

We are delighted to celebrate the successful completion of Sebastian B’s, Sarah’s, and Anne’s bachelor theses in 2023. Their dedication and hard work have brought them to this significant milestone, and we couldn’t be prouder. Sebastian B continues his journey with us, embarking on Master of Science studies focused on genetics in Geobacter metallireducens. He will delve into gene deletions

By - Amelia Rotaru

New Publication Alert: Dissecting the Impact of Cathodic Current on Syntrophic Consortia

Our latest research breaks new ground by scrutinizing the effects of cathodic currents on syntrophic consortia, specifically those involved in direct interspecies electron transfer (DIET). While previous theories posited that cathodic currents could enhance DIET interactions and methanogenesis at the cathode, our findings reveal a different story. Contrary to expectations, we demonstrate that cathodic current does not promote methanogenesis by

By - Amelia Rotaru

We have grown

The team has grown. A lot has happened since the last update in autumn 2022. So what is new? In November 2023, Karina Hernandez, an oceanographer from UNAM, Mexico, started her Ph.D. with us. Her research topic is methane cycling and microbial interactions mediated by minerals in marine sediments from arctic and subarctic coastlines. We hosted Teto Sheitshiro, a geomicrobiology

By - Amelia Rotaru

Welcome to the 2022 team

Several new lab members are joining us this autumn. In September, we will welcome three lab members: Satoshi Kawaichi as a staff scientist, Malene Arreborg as a Ph.D. student and Sarah Sabro Damgård as a third-year ISA student.In October and November, we welcome two postdocs. In October, Kostas Anestis will join us from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and