Kandidat projekter

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Bacteria on marine particles: Molecular identification of important nitrogen fixers
Vejleder: Lasse Riemann

Abiotic stress in plants and climate changes
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

Advanced Membrane Protein Research and Biotechnology
Vejleder: Per Amstrup Pedersen

Aerobic and anaerobic energy metabolism in the brown shrimp (Crangon crangon) during moderate hypoxia.
Vejleder: Bent Vismann

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

Aquatic re-established ecosystems
Vejleder: Kaj Sand-Jensen, Theis Kragh and Lars Båstrup-Spohr

Arbuskulær mykorrhiza i naturlige plantesamfund
Vejleder: Søren Rosendahl

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)

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

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

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

Biodiversity and food chain interactions in arctic lakes
Vejleder: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

Biodiversity in afforestation areas
Vejleder: Hans Henrik Bruun

Biofilm antibiotic resistance: how environmental bacteria fight back beta-lactams antibiotics
Vejleder: Ana Filipa Silva and Søren Sørensen

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

Bivalve clearance rate: Governed by external stimuli or controlled by an internal energy state driven regulation maximizing the energy gained from the available diet?
Vejleder: Bent Vismann

Brownification of softwater lakes
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

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

Characterization of bacterial mercury resistance in High Arctic bacteria
Vejleder: Niels Kroer (nk@bio.ku.dk) and Søren J. Sørensen (sjs@bio.ku.dk)

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 (riikkar@bio.ku.dk) and Tao Li (tao.li@bio.ku.dk)

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

Climate change effects on moss-associated N fixation
Vejleder: Kathrin Rousk

Climate change effects on toxic marine phytoplankton from Antarctica
Vejleder: Nina Lundholm (SNM) and Niels Daugbjerg (BIO)

Clonal evolution in mycorrhizal fungi
Vejleder: Søren Rosendahl

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

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

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

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

Dietary niche of a termite-associated fungus
Vejleder: Benjamin H. Conlon and Michael Poulsen

Differential gene expression in multispecies biofilm
Vejleder: Mette Burmølle

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

Disturbance ecology of fire in grasslands
Vejleder: Hans Henrik Bruun

Do bacteria associated with fungus-growing termite guts depend on each other?
Vejleder: Mette Burmølle and Michael Thomas-Poulsen

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

Dry under water
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

Ecology of lobelia lakes
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

Eco-physiology of aquatic rosette plants
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

Ectomycorrhizal fungi – biodiversity and function
Vejleder: Rasmus Kjøller

Effects of environmental toxins on freshwater organisms
Vejleder: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

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

Fish age and growth obtained from reading growth rings in otoliths
Vejleder: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

Flood tolerance of dryland crops
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

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

Genetic characterization of bacterial human virulence genes in non-host environmental bacteria
Vejleder: Niels Kroer (nk@bio.ku.dk) and Søren J. Sørensen (sjs@bio.ku.dk)

Giraffe social organisation and behaviour
Vejleder: Elodie Mandel-Briefer

Grape wine trunk disease
Vejleder: Rasmus Kjøller

Grazing ecology and biodiversity in the forest-grassland ecotone
Vejleder: Hans Henrik Bruun

Heavy metal effects on moss-associated N fixation
Vejleder: Kathrin Rousk

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

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

Historical changes to the plant diversity of Denmark during the past 250 years
Vejleder: Hans Henrik Bruun

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

Host specificity of moss-associated cyanobacteria
Vejleder: Kathrin Rousk

How low can you go – activity of permafrost microorganisms at very low temperature
Vejleder: Anders Priemé

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

Interaction networks of ectomycorrhizal fungi on host trees
Vejleder: Hans Henrik Bruun

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

Invasive species: A threat to nature or a cultural imagination?
Vejleder: Flemming Ekelund (Biology) Claus Emmeche (Center for Naturfilosofi og Videnskabsstudier)

Invasive zebra mussels in Danish lakes and streams: where, how abundant and impact on lake biodiversity?
Vejleder: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

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

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

Lakes as islands: Do size matter?
Vejleder: Lars Båstrup-Spohr, Michael Krabbe Borregaard

Lepidurus - the arctic tadpole shrimp and a voracious crustacean
Vejleder: Kirsten S. Christoffersen

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

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)

Microbial responses to drying and rewetting
Vejleder: Anders Priemé

Microbiology of thawing permafrost
Vejleder: Anders Priemé

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

Moss-cyanobacteria associations: are they mutualists or parasites?
Vejleder: Kathrin Rousk

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

Mycorrhizal responses to long term nutrient depletion
Vejleder: Rasmus Kjøller and others

N2 fixing bacteria in the sea – a combination of microbiology, molecular biology and marine biology
Vejleder: Lasse Riemann

Name a new parasite!
Vejleder: 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
Vejleder: Riikka Rinnan, Jing Tang

Nitrogen fixation and light utilization in a marine bacterium: a microbiological project
Vejleder: Lasse Riemann and PhD student Søren Hallstrøm

On the quest to waterproofing crops – submergence tolerance of wheat or rice
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

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

Oxygen consumption and oxygen debt in the common whelk (Buccinum undatum) during aerial storage.
Vejleder: Bent Vismann

Plains zebra (Equus quagga) social organisation, behaviour and communication
Vejleder: Elodie Mandel-Briefer

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

Prophages - ticking time bombs or key genetic elements in bacterial hosts?
Vejleder: Mathias Middelboe

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

Re-colonization, diversity and ecophysiology of plants following experimental treatments in danish heath
Vejleder: Anders Michelsen (and others depending upon specific content)

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

Restoration of natural forests
Vejleder: Hans Henrik Bruun

Salinity tolerance of the invasive Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas).
Vejleder: Bent Vismann

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

Soil gas profiles in Danish ecosystems
Vejleder: Riikka Rinnan (BIO) and Christian Albers (GEUS)

Specialeprojekt i mikrobiologi om betydningen af ilt for akutte bakterie-infektioner
Vejleder: Internal supervisor: Mette Burmølle (burmolle@bio.ku.dk), external supervisors: Mette Kolpen (mette.kolpen@regionh.dk) and Peter Østrup Jensen (peter.oestrup.jensen@regionh.dk),

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

Submergence-tolerance of wheat (Triticum aestivum) - help it cope with future climate changes!
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

Survey of the invasive Pacific oyster in Danish waters.
Vejleder: Bent Vismann

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

Termite fungus crops as human food
Vejleder: Michael Poulsen, PhD student Suzanne Schmidt, Postdoc Nick Bos

The arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi of Plantago major and their role in regulating plant defences
Vejleder: Christopher James Barnes and Rasmus Kjøller

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

The core bacterial genome of fungus-farming termite microbiomes
Vejleder: Michael Poulsen and PhD students Veronica Sinotte and Robert Murphy

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

The lower limit of oxyregulation (Pcrit) at different temperatures in the brown shrimp (Crangon crangon).
Vejleder: Bent Vismann

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

The thermal window for aerobic scope in shallow water marine invertebrates.
Vejleder: Bent Vismann

Underwater photosynthesis of wheat or rice during submergence
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen

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

Urban biodiversity
Vejleder: Hans Henrik Bruun

Virus-driven reprogramming of bacterial traits
Vejleder: Mathias Middelboe

Waterproofing crops
Vejleder: Ole Pedersen