Rotaru Lab

University of Southern Denmark

By - Amelia Rotaru

Talk at the DANEMO symposium

On January 26th, 2024, Amelia delivered a presentation at the DANEMO Symposium (Dynamics and Modeling of Biological Systems). The primary goal of the symposium was to promote the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in Denmark and showcase the latest EMBL program, “Molecules to Ecosystems,” for the 2022-2026 period. The symposium was organized to

By - Amelia Rotaru

Elite Forsk prize for Amelia

On the 26th of February 2024, Amelia was awarded the Elite Forsk Prize, a prestigious award given by the Danish Council for Independent Research of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science. The Elite Forsk Prize is a highly reputed award conferred upon researchers under the age of 45 who have made significant contributions to the global research community.

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