Biokemi projekter

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Abiotic stress in plants and climate changes
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

Advanced Membrane Protein Research and Biotechnology
Vejleder: Per Amstrup Pedersen

Aggressive but sustainable bioreactor conversion in ant fungus gardens
Vejleder: Jacobus J. Boomsma, Morten Schiøtt

Analysis of plant constituents with spectroscopical and chemical methods
Vejleder: Anders Michelsen and Riikka Rinnan

Antibiotics-tolerance to multi-drug resistant superbugs: molecular studies
Vejleder: YONG ZHANG

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

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

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

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

Bacteriophage control of microbial biofilms - Vibrio anguillarum in aquaculture settings
Vejleder: Mathias Middelboe

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

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

Biogenic volatile release from decomposing plant leaves across ecosystems
Vejleder: Riikka Rinnan and other relevant persons

Brownification of softwater lakes
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

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

Characterization of the unconventional E2 enzyme Ube2j2, involved in non-lysine ubiquitination
Vejleder: Lars Ellgaard

Chemical Ecology of the birch-moth interaction under climate change
Vejleder: Riikka Rinnan ( and Tao Li (

Climate change effects on arctic plants, ecosystem function and greenhouse gas emission
Vejleder: Anders Michelsen

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

Cryptobiosis and environmental stress tolerance in tardigrades
Vejleder: Nadja Møbjerg

Designing new enzyme activities de novo
Vejleder: Jakob Winther

Development of bacteriophage resistance in bacterial communities
Vejleder: Mathias Middelboe

Dietary capacity of a termite-associated fungi
Vejleder: Benjamin Conlon and Michael Poulsen

Disease management in farming societies of ants
Vejleder: Jacobus J. Boomsma, Morten Schiøtt, postdocs

Disordered proteins in the ubiquitin-proteasome system
Vejleder: Rasmus Hartmann-Petersen

Does air pollution affect trees in urban areas or do the trees affect air pollution?
Vejleder: Riikka Rinnan

Enzyme design and evolution
Vejleder: Martin Willemoës

Exploring feather chemical compounds and their defensive properties of Papua New Guinean birds
Vejleder: Michael Poulsen & Kasun Bodawatta

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

Gene expression co-evolution between farming ants and farmed fungal crops
Vejleder: Jacobus J. Boomsma, Morten Schiøtt

Grape wine trunk disease
Vejleder: Rasmus Kjøller

Heavy metal tolerance in soil protozoa
Vejleder: Flemming Ekelund and Jesper Johansen

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

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

How widespread is cyanobacterial colonization of mosses?
Vejleder: Kathrin Rousk, Aya Permin

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

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

Luciferases - structure, function and biotechnology
Vejleder: Jakob Winther

Methane and carbon dioxide fluxes from arctic heath in Greenland
Vejleder: Anders Michelsen (BIO) and Bo Elberling (IGN)

Microbial communities in extreme environments
Vejleder: Niels-Ulrik Frigaard

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

Molecular mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of exercise
Vejleder: Henriette Pilegaard

Moss-associated nitrogen fixation as an important N input in terrestrial ecosystems
Vejleder: Kathrin Rousk

MSc and BSc projects in the Microenvironmental Ecology Group / Marine Biology / Microbiology
Vejleder: Michael Kühl

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

Primary cilia formation and signaling in skin lymphatic endothelial cells
Vejleder: Lotte Bang Pedersen and Mirna Perez-Moreno

Protein sequence-function relationship studies by means of genetics and chemical biology
Vejleder: Jakob Winther

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

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

Specialeprojekt i mikrobiologi om betydningen af ilt for akutte bakterie-infektioner
Vejleder: Internal supervisor: Mette Burmølle (, external supervisors: Mette Kolpen ( and Peter Østrup Jensen (,

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

Targeting membrane repair processes in cancer cells
Vejleder: Martin W. Berchtold

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

The moss food web: Interactions between moss, micro and mesofauna
Vejleder: Flemming Ekelund, Kathrin Rousk

The moss microbiome: interactions between mosses and microorganisms
Vejleder: Flemming Ekelund and Kathrin Rousk

Virus-driven reprogramming of bacterial traits
Vejleder: Mathias Middelboe

Waterproofing crops
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen