Biochemistry projects

The list is ordered alphabetically according to project title. Click the title to see details.

Acid/base transport and pH homeostasis in pancreatic cancer

Supervisor: Professor Ivana Novak, Ph.D. student Ganga Deshar

Advanced Membrane Protein Research and Biotechnology

Supervisor: Per Amstrup Pedersen

Aggressive but sustainable bioreactor conversion in ant fungus gardens

Supervisor: Jacobus J. Boomsma, Morten Schiøtt

Analysis of plant constituents with spectroscopical and chemical methods

Supervisor: Anders Michelsen and Riikka Rinnan

Antibiotic tolerance: a CryoEM study of a tripartite protein-small ligand complex

Supervisor: YONG ZHANG

Antibiotics-tolerance to multi-drug resistant superbugs: molecular studies

Supervisor: YONG ZHANG

Anti-CRISPR proteins: identification and characterization of their molecular mechanisms in inhibiting CRISPR immunity

Supervisor: Xu Peng

Are eucalypt leaf volatiles inducible?

Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan (BIO), Elizabeth Neilson (PLEN)

ATP signaling in inflammation and cancer

Supervisor: Professor Ivana Novak, Ph.D. student Lara Magni

Bacterial biofilm formation via cyclic di-GMP binding/effector proteins - molecular and mechanical studies

Supervisor: YONG E. ZHANG

Bacteriophage control of microbial biofilms - Pseudomonas aeruginosa from cystic fibrosis patients

Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe, Oana Ciofu

Bacteriophage control of microbial biofilms - Vibrio anguillarum in aquaculture settings

Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe

Bacteriophage therapy - a new method for controlling pathogenic bacteria in aquaculture

Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe

Biodiversity and food webs in arctic lakes

Supervisor: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

Biogenic volatile organic compounds - release from plants, microbes and ecosystems

Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan and others depending on the topic

Biogenic volatile release from decomposing plant leaves across ecosystems

Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan and other relevant persons

Can global change determine which zooplankton species will dominate in the Arctic?

Supervisor: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

Can pollutants like pesticides and micro plastic affect the swimming behavior of Daphnia?

Supervisor: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

Carbon dioxide levels as defence against infections in fungus-growing termites

Supervisor: Michael Poulsen and postdoc Nick Bos

CENPERM - Center for Permafrost

Supervisor: Anders Michelsen, Riikka Rinnan, Anders Prieme

Characterisation of Niche-derived signals controlling Intestinal Stem Cell proliferation and gut homeostasis

Supervisor: Ditte Andersen, Julien Colombani

Characterization of the unconventional E2 enzyme Ube2j2, involved in non-lysine ubiquitination

Supervisor: Lars Ellgaard

Chemical Ecology of the birch-moth interaction under climate change

Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan

Climate change effects on arctic plants, ecosystem function and greenhouse gas emission

Supervisor: Anders Michelsen

Climate-smart African rice

Supervisor: Ole Pedersen

Codonbrug og betydningen af hurtigt-translaterede codons for transkription, translation og mRNA stabilitet

Supervisor: Steen Pedersen, Sine Lo Svenningsen

Combining CRISPR-based genome editing and synthetic biology for efficient genetic engineering

Supervisor: Xu Peng

Coral research at Department of Biology / Koralforskning ved Biologisk Institut

Supervisor: Michael Kühl

Cryptobiosis and environmental stress tolerance in tardigrades

Supervisor: Nadja Møbjerg

DANIDA-projekt: ClimateSmart African Rice

Supervisor: Max Herzog

Daphnia – the perfect model organism to study implications of environmental pollution

Supervisor: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

Deep sea viruses: Hadal virus-host system potentially specialized in chitin degradation

Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe, Sachia Jo Traving

Deep sea viruses: Isolation of novel virus-host systems from hadal environments

Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe, Sachia Jo Traving

Designing new enzyme activities de novo

Supervisor: Jakob Winther

Development of bacteriophage resistance in bacterial communities

Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe

Dietary capacity of a termite-associated fungi

Supervisor: Benjamin Conlon and Michael Poulsen

Disease management in farming societies of ants

Supervisor: Jacobus J. Boomsma, Morten Schiøtt, postdocs

Disordered proteins in the ubiquitin-proteasome system

Supervisor: Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

Does air pollution affect trees in urban areas or do the trees affect air pollution?

Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan

Effects of environmental pollutants on freshwater organisms

Supervisor: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

Enzyme design and evolution

Supervisor: Martin Willemoës

Exploring feather chemical compounds and their defensive properties of Papua New Guinean birds

Supervisor: Michael Poulsen and Kasun Bodawatta

Freeze-thaw effects on greenhouse gas emission, investigated by on-line concentration and isotope analyses

Supervisor: Anders Michelsen

Gene expression co-evolution between farming ants and farmed fungal crops

Supervisor: Jacobus J. Boomsma, Morten Schiøtt

Heavy metals in fungi

Supervisor: Rasmus Kjøller, Flemming Ekelund, Jesper Liengaard Johansen

How epithelia are built? Understanding the mechanisms governing epithelial morphogenesis

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Jakub Sedzinski

How skin stem cells engage to maintain tissue function in physiology and disease?

Supervisor: Mirna Perez-Moreno

How widespread is cyanobacterial colonization of mosses?

Supervisor: Kathrin Rousk, Aya Permin

Luciferases - structure, function and biotechnology

Supervisor: Jakob Winther

Marine viruses at hadal depths in deep sea trenches

Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe, Sachia Jo Traving

Microbial production and uptake of volatile organic compounds

Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan (BIO) and Christian Albers (GEUS)

Molecular mechanisms behind growth optimization and stress responses in bacteria

Supervisor: Sine Lo Svenningsen and Michael A. Sørensen

Molecular mechanisms underlying cilia-related kidney disease

Supervisor: Lotte Bang Pedersen

Moss-associated nitrogen fixation as an important N input in terrestrial ecosystems

Supervisor: Kathrin Rousk

Novel signal transduction components regulating brown adipocyte biology

Supervisor: Jacob B. Hansen

Occupational exposure to microorganisms at wastewater treatment plants and biowaste plants

Supervisor: Mette Burmølle

Oxidative folding of disulfide-rich cone snail toxins

Supervisor: Lars Ellgaard

Primary cilia and cellular signaling in health and disease

Supervisor: Lotte Bang Pedersen & Søren Tvorup Christensen

Projects in the Microenvironmental Ecology Group / Marine Biology / Microbiology

Supervisor: Michael Kühl

Regulated intracellular protein degradation to counter disease

Supervisor: Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

Specialeprojekt for 1-2 personer omkring arbejdsrelateret eksponering for mikroorganismer på spildevands- og bioaffaldsanlæg

Supervisor: Mette Burmølle

Structural destabilization as a trigger for hereditary disease

Supervisor: Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

Structure and function of membrane proteins in detergent-free systems

Supervisor: Henriette Elisabeth Autzen

Surveillance of microbial small talk using Trojan horses

Supervisor: Urvish Trivedi and Rodrigo Chávez

Targeted screening for antibiotic-producing bacteria associated with fungus-growing termites

Supervisor: Michael Thomas-Poulsen

Targeting membrane repair processes in cancer cells

Supervisor: Martin W. Berchtold

Temporal variation in the feeding habits of individual Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) inferred from stable isotopes in vibrissae

Supervisor: Anders Michelsen

The moss food web: Interactions between moss, micro and mesofauna

Supervisor: Flemming Ekelund, Kathrin Rousk

The moss microbiome: interactions between mosses and microorganisms

Supervisor: Flemming Ekelund and Kathrin Rousk

Virus-driven reprogramming of bacterial traits

Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe

Waterproofing crops

Supervisor: Ole Pedersen

Will a wetter High Arctic be greener?

Supervisor: Signe Lett, Anders Michelsen