Photosynthetic Microbes Lab

My research is focused on the ecophysiology and bioengineering of photosynthetic microorganisms. These comprise microalgae, cyanobacteria, and phototrophic sulfur bacteria. Specifically, I am interested in understanding the mechanisms of photosynthesis and any other metabolic strategies the organisms have evolved to survive in their environment. In addition, I am interested in how to exploit for practical purposes the activities and products of photosynthetic microbes such as CO2 capture and biosynthesis of native and nonnative metabolites including pigments, sugars, and other metabolites. Our approaches are based on genetic and physiological techniques combined with genome and transcriptome analyses on both laboratory cultures and natural microbial communities.




























Associate Professor
Niels-Ulrik Frigaard

Marine Biological Section
Strandpromenaden 5
DK-3000 Helsingør, Denmark

Phone: +45 35 32 19 57