Aarhus university, DENMARK

Supervisor: Alexandre Anesio, Project Coordinator   

Department:  Environmental Microbiology


My research interests are broad, and I combine concepts from Geography, Biology and Chemistry to understand carbon cycle in the cryosphere. My research has concentrated in two broad areas. Firstly, I study microbes in the cryosphere. Against all expectations glaciers harbour a highly active microbial community. Bacteria, viruses and microscopic plants thrive in conditions that might be analogous to other planets and to early Earth. Second, I am also interested in a range of climate (e.g., UV radiation and acid rain) and human impacts (e.g., mining, sewage, pesticides) on freshwaters.

University of innsbruck, Austria

Supervisor: Birgit Sattler

Department of Ecology, Lake and Glacier Ecology

My research interests include bacterial secondary production and activity, primary production, microbial communities in ice layers of alpine and antarctic lakes, microbial processes in snow and atmosphere, and ice physics.

IGE Lab, Centre nationale de La recherche scientifique (CNRS)  

Supervisor: Catherine Larose

Department  Institut des Géosciences de l'Environnement  

My work focuses on understanding how microbial community function and structure depends on bacterial adaptation to changing environments, and exploits next generation sequencing in order to understand microbial community adaptation and evolution.

German Research Centre for Geosciences, Germany

Supervisor: Liane G. Benning

Department of Interface Geochemistry

My research focusses on biogeochemical reactions in inorganic and biologic systems and in particular on how minerals and microbe interact to change global element cycles and shape our planet. 


Supervisor: Cédric Malandain 

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My work focuses on  the development and application of molecular biology tools (MBTs) to environmental engineering.

Dr. Brill + Partner GmbH

Supervisor: Florian H.H. Brill

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My work revolves around providing consulting, training and laboratory services in the area of hygiene and microbiology.

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Aarhus university, DENMARK

Supervisor: Carsten S. Jacobsen

Department:  Environmental Microbiology


Microbial ecology of soil and groundwater associated bacteria is the main area of my research. I believe that microbial ecology in soil can only be described properly using combinations of molecular methods, biogeochemical techniques and classical microbiology. I have used a significant amount of energy on quantification of nucleic acids directly extracted from soil, and I have worked with different methods to quantify mRNA directly in soil.

Aarhus university, DENMARK

Supervisor: Martyn Tranter

Department:  Environmental Microbiology


I am a polar biogeochemist  with research interests in nutrient cycling across a spectrum of cryospheric habitats.

Paracelsus Medical University, GERMANY

Supervisor: Jörg Steinmann

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My  research interests are laboratory diagnosis of fungal infections including molecular based methods, antifungal susceptibility testing, resistance mechanisms against antifungals and fungal biofilms.


Supervisor: Tim Vogel


My environmental microbiology research concerns the ability of bacteria to adapt to different environmental perturbations either as a community and/or as individuals. My use of environmental genomics (mostly metagenomics) involves exploring the functional and structural relationships between the environmental genomic resources within a given ecosystem and bacterial adaptation and evolution.


Supervisor: Matthew Mowlem

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My research interests include the development of environmental measurement systems including the development of new chemical sensors and sensors for microbiology. I have a particular interest in the development of microsensors using either or both microfabrication and microfluidics.


Co-supervisor: Runa Antony

Department of Interface Geochemistry


My research interests include Carbon cycling in glacier environments, Polar Biogeochemistry and Microbial Ecology