Marine Biological Section
The Riemann research group, July 2015
Back, from left: Deniz Bombar (PostDoc), Ryan Paerl (PostDoc), Jeppe N. Pedersen (MSci stud.), Liv Bachhaus (MSci stud.), Asmus K. Olesen (Undergrad.), Elisabeth M. Happel (PhD stud.), Jesper J. Mauritzen (Undergrad.)
Front, from left: Frederikke Larsen (Undergrad.), Regitze B.C. Lundgreen (MSci stud.), Sophie Charvet (PostDoc), Daniel J. Ayala (PhD stud.), Lasse Riemann (group leader), Sachia J. Traving (PhD stud.), Nathalie N.S.E. Henriksen (Undergrad.)
Primary research interests of the group
The research interests of the group concern marine microbial ecology. We apply molecular and microbiological tools to identify factors that regulate bacterial community composition in the ocean. Recent and ongoing projects are especially related to the ecology of heterotrophic N2-fixing bacterioplankton, virus-host dynamics, and bacterial diversity and population dynamics.
In parallel with the microbiology projects, we apply molecular tools in projects adressing aspects of plankton ecology. Current projects concern molecular identification of fish larvae and their prey.
Standard microbiology techniques and bacterial cultivation are combined with state-of-the-art molecular methodology such as: PCR, Real-Time PCR, cloning and sequencing, and extensive 454 and Illumina sequencing. Approaches include field work as well as experimental work.