Amelia-Elena Rotaru

PhD

  • Campusvej 55

    5230 Odense M

    Danmark

20062019
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Personlig profil

Forskningsområde

DEGREES

2009 (09/06): Ph.D. Marine Microbiology (interspecies interactions and hydrocarbon degradation), MPI Bremen

2005: M.Sc. in Marine Microbiology (symbiosis), Max Planck for Marine Microbiology/MPI Bremen (DE)

 

APPOINTMENTS

2018- : Associate Professor in microbial physiology (tenured), University of Southern Denmark (DK)

2017 (6 mo.): Guest Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)

2015-2018: Assistant Professor and junior group leader, University of Southern Denmark (DK)

2013-2015: Postdoc fellow in interspecies interactions, University of Southern Denmark (DK)

2010-2013: Postdoc in interspecies interactions, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA)

2009-2010: Postdoc in nanoscience, Institute of Nanoscience, University of Aarhus (DK)

 

GRANTS AS PI (OR WP-RESPONSIBLE)

2015-2019: PI, Research Leadership Grant Denmark’s Frie Forskningsfond/Natur og Univers;” Feeding on electrons”; Total amount 7 mil. Dkr. (DK)

2015-2018: PI, Novo Nordisk individual research grant; “Microbial chemical plants: harnessing microbial metabolism for production of valuable chemicals” Total amount: 2.5 mil. Dkr. (DK)

2014-2019: Co-I and grant WP leader: Ottosen et al., (2014-2019, AER as WP-leader) InnovationsFond;” Electrogas: the e-power buffer” Total amount 20 mil. Dkr. (DK)

2013-2015: PI, Fellowship - Denmark’s Frie Forskningsfond/Natur og Univers;” Electric interspecies interactions under methanogenic conditions” Total amount: 2 mil. Dkr. (DK)

2013-2016 (declined): PI, Fellowship Dale T. Mortensen AIAS/AU; “Mechanisms of electron uptake from electrodes by methanogens doing electromethanogenesis” Total amount: 2.4 mil. Dkr. (DK)

 

DISTINCTIONS AND AWARDS

2016: Fyens Stiftidsende Research Prize

2016 & 2019: SIAM visiting scientist travel grant

2006: Teaching Award; Marmic; Max Planck Society Bremen (DE)

 

LAB (CORE GROUP FROM 2015 UNTIL NOW)

Ph.D. students (2)

-       Paola-Andrea Palacios (2016-2019/graduated June 2019; SDU) “Microbial induced corrosion by methanogens and other associated microbial groups”;

-       Mon Oo Yee (2015- ongoing; SDU) “Extracellular electron transfer in methanogenic Archaea”

Postdocs (3)

-       Paola-Andrea Palacios (2019- ongoing) microbial influenced corrosion

-       Oona-Snoeyenbos West (2016-2018) worked on corrosion and electromethanogenesis by microbial consortia

-       Satoshi Kawaichi (2015-2017) worked on identification of novel mechanisms of corrosion by methanogenic Archaea

Technician (1)

-       Lasse Ørum Smidt (2016-ongoing)

 

SCIENTIFIC SERVICES AND COMMITTEES

Grant assessor: European Research Council / REA-FET Open; NSF (USA); DFG (DE); NWO – The Dutch Research Council (NL)

PhD thesis referee: 2 DK; 1 AUT; 1 FI and 1 NL

part A; Ph.D. thesis referee (scheduled): 1 AU (DK)

Reviewer for: Science, PNAS, ISME J, mBio, Water Res, Sci Rep, AEM, ES&T, Front Microbiol etc.

Editor (guest): 5 different Frontiers Journals

(see Publons reviewer account)

 

CRUISES AND EXPEDITIONS

2015: Cruise to the Baltic Sea: off the coast of Sweden

2015: Expedition to lake La Cruz, Valencia, Spain

 

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITIES

Selected contributions (talks only) at scientific meetings, universities and research institutes:

-       >20 oral conference talks of which 4 keynotes and ca. 20 invited.

-       9 invited talks at universities and research institutes in DK, DE, USA, AUT, ES, NL.

 

PUBLICATIONS

33 publications. Google Scholar h-index 21; Cited 3186;

Uddannelse (Akademiske kvalifikationer)

Marine Microbiology, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

apr. 20059. jun. 2009

Marine Microbiology, MSc, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

sep. 2003apr. 2005

Eksterne ansættelser

Assistant Prof. (guest), University of Massachusetts Amherst

feb. 2017jul. 2017

Postdoc, University of Massachusetts Amherst

1. nov. 201031. okt. 2013

Postdoc, Aarhus Universitet

1. mar. 200931. okt. 2010

Forskningsområder

  • Mikrobiologi
  • Molekylær mikrobiologi
  • Metabolisme
  • Biobrændsel

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  • 4 Lignende profiler
Geobacter Medicin og biovidenskab
Electrons Medicin og biovidenskab
electron Geo- og miljøvidenskab
electron transfer Landbrug og biologi
formic acid Medicin og biovidenskab
acetate Geo- og miljøvidenskab
electrons Landbrug og biologi
Methanosarcina barkeri Medicin og biovidenskab

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Publikationer 2006 2019

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Baltic Sea methanogens compete with acetogens for electrons from metallic iron

Palacios Jaramillo, P. A., Snoeyenbos-West, O., Löscher, C., Thamdrup, B. & Rotaru, A-E., 23. aug. 2019, I : I S M E Journal.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Åben adgang
Fil
methanogens
Sporomusa
Baltic Sea
Iron
electrons
40 Downloads (Pure)

Extracellular electron uptake by two Methanosarcina species

Yee, M. O., Snoeyenbos-West, O. L., Thamdrup, B., Ottosen, L. D. M. & Rotaru, A. E., 2. apr. 2019, I : Frontiers in Energy Research. 7, 10 s., 29.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Åben adgang
Fil
Electrons
Methanogens
Activated carbon
Electrodes
Methane
49 Downloads (Pure)

Baltic Methanosarcina and Clostridium compete for electrons from metallic iron

Palacios Jaramillo, P. A., Snoeyenbos-West, O., Löscher, C., Thamdrup, B. & Rotaru, A-E., 25. jan. 2019, I : BioRxiv. 530386.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskning

Fil
corrosion
iron
electron
commensal
acetate

Interspecies interactions mediated by conductive minerals in the sediments of the iron rich meromictic Lake La Cruz, Spain

Rotaru, A-E., Posth, N., Löscher, C., Miracle, M. R., Vincence, E., Cox, R. P., Thompson, J., Poulton, S. W. & Thamdrup, B., 2019, I : Limnetica. 38, 1, s. 21-40

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

Åben adgang
meromictic lake
iron
mineral
sediment
acetate

Towards the integrated marine debris observing system

Maximenko, N., Corradi, P., Law, K. L., Sebille, E. V., Garaba, S. P., Lampitt, R. S., Galgani, F., Martinez-Vicente, V., Goddijn-Murphy, L., Veiga, J. M., Thompson, R. C., Maes, C., Moller, D., Löscher, C. R., Addamo, A. M., Lamson, M., Centurioni, L. R., Posth, N., Lumpkin, R., Vinci, M. & 40 flere, Martins, A. M., Pieper, C. D., Isobe, A., Hanke, G., Edwards, M., Chubarenko, I. P., Rodriguez, E., Aliani, S., Arias, M., Asner, G. P., Brosich, A., Carlton, J. T., Chao, Y., Cook, A. M., Cundy, A., Galloway, T. S., Giorgetti, A., Goni, G. J., Guichoux, Y., Hardesty, B. D., Holdsworth, N., Lebreton, L., Leslie, H. A., Macadam-Somer, I., Mace, T., Manuel, M., Marsh, R., Martinez, E., Mayor, D., Le Moigne, M., Jack, M. E. M., Mowlem, M. C., Obbard, R. W., Pabortsava, K., Robberson, B., Rotaru, A. E., Spedicato, M. T., Thiel, M., Turra, A. & Wilcox, C., 5. jul. 2019, I : Frontiers in Marine Science.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningpeer review

Åben adgang
Debris
oceans
plastic
sensors (equipment)
ocean

Aktiviteter 2007 2019

Cultivation of electrophiles (Guest lecturer, EMBO Ph.D. summer school in anaerobic microbiology)

Amelia-Elena Rotaru (Foredragsholder)
1. jul. 20195. jul. 2019

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragGæsteforelæsning, undervisning og kursusvirksomhed ved andre universiteter

Electroactive methanogens (Invited talk, 16th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion)

Amelia-Elena Rotaru (Taler)
23. jun. 201927. jun. 2019

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg

Conductive particles hot-wire syntrophic consortia (Invited Talk, 1st Electromicrobiology conference, Aarhus)

Amelia-Elena Rotaru (Taler)
21. mar. 201922. mar. 2019

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg

Electroactive methanogens in aquatic environments (Keynote, SAME16, Potsdam, DE)

Amelia-Elena Rotaru (Underviser)
1. sep. 20196. sep. 2019

Aktivitet: Foredrag og mundtlige bidragKonferenceoplæg

Projekter 2013 2019

Priser

Fyens Stiftstidendes Forskerpris

Amelia-Elena Rotaru (Modtager), 9. maj 2017

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

MARMIC teaching award

Amelia-Elena Rotaru (Modtager), 2006

Pris: Priser, stipendier, udnævnelser

biology
Teaching