Bioinformatics projects

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

Are eucalypt leaf volatiles inducible?
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan (BIO), Elizabeth Neilson (PLEN)

Bacterial composition, diversity and function in marine waters - molecular microbiology projects
Supervisor: Lasse Riemann

Bacterial cooperation in multispecies biofilms associated to food production devices
Supervisor: Søren J. Sørensen og Mette Burmølle

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

CENPERM - Center for Permafrost
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen, Riikka Rinnan, Anders Prieme

Characterization of bacterial mercury resistance in High Arctic bacteria
Supervisor: Niels Kroer ( and Søren J. Sørensen (

Chemical manipulation of ants by metalmark butterflies
Supervisor: David Nash

Comparing morphology and genetic diversity of Alcon Blue butterflies over >50 years
Supervisor: David Nash

Comparing the brains of socially parasitic ants and their hosts
Supervisor: David Nash and Manuel Nagel

Cooperation in multispecies biofilm formation
Supervisor: Mette Burmølle og Søren Sørensen

CRISPRs on Plasmids: Fight Fire with Fire
Supervisor: Jonas Stenløkke Madsen, Joseph Nesme and Rafael Pinilla

Differential gene expression in multispecies biofilm
Supervisor: Mette Burmølle

Forensic use of DNA and organisms to link soil with crime scenes
Supervisor: Rasmus Kjøller, Tobias Frøslev, Mette Vestergaard and Anders Hansen (SNM)

Genetic characterization of bacterial human virulence genes in non-host environmental bacteria
Supervisor: Niels Kroer ( and Søren J. Sørensen (

Horizontal gene transfer - Spread of antibiotic resistance
Supervisor: Søren J. Sørensen

Investigating microbial diversity by analysis of distant variable regions of 16S rRNA using MiSeq paired end sequencing
Supervisor: Søren J. Sørensen

Is Bacillus a coevolved bacterium serving as a defensive symbiont in fungus-growing termites?
Supervisor: Michael Thomas-Poulsen

Microbial abundance and diversity in dust samples collected from homes of kids with asthma
Supervisor: Søren Sørensen

Microbial communities in extreme environments
Supervisor: Niels-Ulrik Frigaard

Microbial production and uptake of volatile organic compounds
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan (BIO) and Christian Albers (GEUS)

Molecular identification of nitrogen fixing bacteria on marine particles
Supervisor: Lasse Riemann

Name a new parasite!
Supervisor: Rune Stensvold, Laboratory of Parasitology, Statens Serum Institut and Søren Sørensen, Section of Microbiology, UCPH

Nitrogen cycling in arctic ecosystems: at present and in future
Supervisor: Jing Tang, Riikka Rinnan

Sequence analyses reveal sulfide detoxification by organisms across the entire Tree of Life
Supervisor: Niels-Ulrik Frigaard

Social interactions and population structure
Supervisor: Søren J. Sørensen og Mette Burmølle

The contributions of the fungal symbiont to defence against pathogens in fungus-growing termites
Supervisor: Michael Thomas-Poulsen

The impact of circular DNA on genetic variation in the monkey, Macaca mulatta
Supervisor: Guojie Zhang (; Birgitte Regenberg (

The interconnection between biofilm formation and horizontal gene transfer
Supervisor: Søren J. Sørensen, Mette Burmølle og Jonas Stenløkke Madsen

Unravel and map eukaryotic diversity within the human gut
Supervisor: Søren Johannes Sørensen og Rune Stensvold (SSI)

Virus-driven reprogramming of bacterial traits
Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe