Bacteria in the marine water column are critical for fluxes of elements and thereby for the functioning of the ocean. Via molecular analyses it has become evident that the bacterioplankton are highly diverse and that there are extensive population dynamics driven by environmental conditions and the function of individual bacterial species. In my research group we apply molecular methods like next generation sequencing, PCR, Real-Time PCR etc. to examine community composition or quantify abundances of particular bacteria or the abundance of their particular functional genes. We work both with in situ samples, experimental incubations, and bacterial isolates and have a variety of ongoing projects related to bacterial community composition and function. A variety of exciting Master or Bachelor projects can be designed. If this is interesting to you, come by, and let us discuss the many options available.
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