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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 Marine Research. He will be the first hire on the Consolidator grant awarded this year by the European Research Council to Amelia.In November, Ghazaleh Garib will join us from Sabacic University in Istambul, Turkey. She will work with the Electromethanogenesis…Continue readingWelcome to the 2022 team

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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. 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…Continue readingWelcome to a new lab member

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ERC consolidator grant

Incredible news. Amelia received an ERC consolidator grant for the project: Conductive MInerals As Electrical Conduits In METhane Cycling (MIMET). ERC consolidator grants are awarded to excellent researchers based in Europe, that are 7-12 years from receiving their PhD. The purpose of these grants is for established young labs to strengthen their research teams. This is a grant of 2 million euros (ca. 14 million Dkk-), based at the University of Southern Denmark. With MIMET, we aim to understand how interactions between microbes and mineral particles may affect the methane cycle. Several postdocs and PhD positions will become available. If…Continue readingERC consolidator grant

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A new grant from the Danish Independent Research Fund

Amelia received a DFF project 2 as principal investigator in June 2021. The grant is a collaboration between the University of Southern Denmark and Aarhus University. The co-investigators at AU are Prof. Bo Barker Jørgensen, Associate Prof. Hans Røy and Associate Prof. Kasper Urup Kjeldsen. The title of the project is “Seabed methane cycling by reversible electron transfer between archaea and bacteria”. We will be looking for new sources of methane in the seabed. We are really excited to start working on this topic. Here is a popular abstract (in danish) of the work we will be doing. Below you…Continue readingA new grant from the Danish Independent Research Fund

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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