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Biochemistry projects

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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

Anti-viral immune system CRISPR-Cas type I-D working mechanism
Supervisor: Xu Peng

Arctic soil volatiles - coupling to vegetation phenology and disturbance
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan and Christian Albers (GEUS)

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

Arms Race in hyperthermophilic archaea (virus - host interactions)
Supervisor: Xu Peng

ATP signalling in cancer and diabetes
Supervisor: Ivana Novak

Bacteriophage control of microbial biofilms - Case 1: Pseudomonas aeruginosa from cystic fibrosis patients
Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe

Bacteriophage control of microbial biofilms - Case 2: Vibrio anguillarum in aquaculture settings
Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe

Bacteriophage therapy - a new method for controlling pathogenic bacteria in aquaculture
Supervisor: Mathias Middelboe

Biogenic volatile organic compounds - release from plants, microbes and ecosystems
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan and others depending on the topic

BIO-pesticides: exploring the natural world for eco-friendly alternatives to current pesticides
Supervisor: Rasmus Kjøller

Brownification of softwater lakes
Supervisor: Ole Pedersen

Calcium signaling in health and disease
Supervisor: Martin W. Berchtold

Cell cycle and genome stability
Supervisor: Christian Holmberg, Olaf Nielsen

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

Characterization of newly discovered proteins of the Unfolded Protein Response pathway
Supervisor: Lars Ellgaard

Chemical Ecology of the birch-moth interaction under climate change
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan (riikkar@bio.ku.dk) and Tao Li (tao.li@bio.ku.dk)

Circularized nanodiscs for structural studies of membrane proteins
Supervisor: Lise Arleth (NBI) and Birthe Kragelund (SBiN-lab)

Cryptobiosis and environmental stress tolerance in tardigrades
Supervisor: Nadja Møbjerg

Decomposition of large herbivore dung
Supervisor: Riikka Rinnan and Peter Holter

Designing new enzyme activities de novo
Supervisor: Jakob Winther

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

Enzyme design and evolution
Supervisor: Martin Willemoës

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 metal tolerance in soil protozoa
Supervisor: Flemming Ekelund and Jesper Johansen

Heavy metals in fungi
Supervisor: Rasmus Kjøller, Flemming Ekelund, Jesper Liengaard Johansen

How skin stem cells engage to maintain tissue function in physiology and disease?
Supervisor: Mirna Perez-Moreno

Interactions between beneficial plant microbes and foliar fungal diseases
Supervisor: Rasmus Kjøller, Tao Li and Riikka Rinnan

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

Methane oxidation in soils from sub-Antarctic South Georgia Island
Supervisor: Elise Biersma, Anders Priemé, Ludovica D'Imperio and Bo Elberling

Methane production, oxidation and emission from wet subarctic heath exposed to climate change
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen (BIO) and Bo Elberling (IGN)

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

Moss-associated nitrogen fixation as an important N input in terrestrial ecosystems
Supervisor: Anders Michelsen and Kathrin Rousk

Oxidative folding of disulfide-rich cone snail toxins
Supervisor: Lars Ellgaard

Purinergic signaling in brown adipose tissue
Supervisor: Ivana Novak and Sofie Lange (sofie.lange@bio.ku.dk)

Regulated intracellular protein degradation to counter disease
Supervisor: Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

RNA structure, modifications and gene regulation
Supervisor: Jeppe Vinther

Structural destabilization as a trigger for hereditary disease
Supervisor: Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

Targeting membrane repair processes in cancer cells
Supervisor: Martin W. Berchtold, Jonas M.La Cour

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