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Curriculum

Born 1964

Education: M.Sc. (Cand. scient.) in biology with chemistry 1989, and Ph.D. 1993, both University of Aarhus

Employment:

  • 1989-93: Research assistant, Institute of Genetics and Ecology, University of Aarhus
  • 1993-98: Researcher, Max-Planck-Institut für marine Mikrobiologie, Bremen
  • 1998-2003: Associate research profesor, Danish Center for Earth System Science, SDU
  • 2003-08: Associate professor, Institute of Biology, SDU
  • 2008-13: Professor with special assignment, Institute of Biology, SDU
  • 2013-: Professor in geomicrobiology, Biologisk Institut, SDU

Current professional activities:

  • Associate editor, Limnology and Oceanography
  • Member of the Danish National Committee for IUBS (International Union of Biological Sciences)
  • Member of the Danich NAtional Council for Oceanology
  • Board member of the Danich Center for Marine Research
  • Member of American Society of Microbiology
  • Member of American Society for Limnology and Oceanography

Awards:

  • Fyens Stiftstidene Research Award 2006
  • Elite Research Award of the Ministry of Research 2007

Research areas

Microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, early evolution

Research information

Microorganisms play pivotal roles in the biogeochemistry of the Earth, carrying out both photosynthesis and degradation and performing a range of processes that are unique to prokaryotes yet essential for the maintenance of a habitable planet. Prokaryotes have been the dominating life form through most of Earth’s history and have contributed decisively to the chemical evolution of the biosphere. Their functional diversity also represents an important resource for biotechnological applications in the widest sense. These are the basic premises behind my interest in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry. Thus, it has been and remains my interest to explore the diversity and ecological and biogeochemical role of microbial processes on levels of organization ranging from the pure bacterial cultures over microbial communities to global elemental cycles, on modern Earth as well as in the geologic past.

My research focuses on aspects of microbial ecology and biogeochemistry in aquatic environments, mainly marine sediments, anoxic basins, and oxygen minimum zones. Main specific themes include
• the rates and oxidative pathways of carbon mineralization,
• the redox cycling of manganese and iron,
• the oxidative sulfur cycle and sulfur cycling on early Earth,
• the effect of temperature on microbial processes,
• anaerobic ammonium oxidation and the marine nitrogen cycle, and
• geomicrobiology of oxygen minimum zones.

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Research Output 1992 2019

Anaerobic methane oxidation is an important sink for methane in the ocean's largest oxygen minimum zone

Thamdrup, B., Steinsdóttir, H. G., Bertagnolli, A. D., Padilla, C., Patin, N. V., Garcia-Robledo, E., Bristow, L. A. & Stewart, F. J., 10. Jun 2019, In : Limnology and Oceanography.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

methane
oceans
oxidation
oxygen
ocean
32 Downloads (Pure)

Anammox and partial nitritation in the mainstream of a wastewater treatment plant in a temperate region (Denmark)

Kamp, A., Ottosen, L. D. M., Thøgersen, N. B., Revsbech, N. P., Thamdrup, B. & Andersen, M. H., 1. Apr 2019, In : Water Science and Technology. 79, 7, p. 1397-1405

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Denitrification
Nitrification
Wastewater treatment
denitrification
nitrification
54 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, In : BioRxiv. 530386.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

File
corrosion
iron
electron
commensal
acetate
18 Downloads (Pure)

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, In : I S M E Journal.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
methanogens
Sporomusa
Baltic Sea
Iron
electrons

Benthic nitrogen cycling in the North Sea

Rosales Villa, A. R., Jickells, T. D., Sivyer, D. B., Parker, E. R. & Thamdrup, B., 1. Sep 2019, In : Continental Shelf Research. 185, p. 31-36 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

North Sea
denitrification
nitrogen
nitrate
sediments

Activities 1998 2019

Feltarbejde under NOVAMOX, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Bo Thamdrup (Participant)
17. Jan 20193. Feb 2019

Activity: Other activitiesOther

Ph.D. defense, Sebastiaan van de Velde, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Event)

Bo Thamdrup (Chairman)
8. Jun 2018

Activity: MembershipMembership of review committee

HADES Feltarbejde, Atacama Trench, udfor Chiles kyst

Ronnie N. Glud (Participant), Bo Thamdrup (Participant), Morten Larsen (Participant), Clemens Schauberger (Participant), Anni Glud (Participant)
2. Mar 20183. Apr 2018

Activity: Other activitiesOther

Feltarbejde, NOVAMOX Togt, Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica

Bo Thamdrup (Participant), Laura A. Bristow (Participant), Lene Jakobsen (Participant)
27. Jan 20187. Feb 2018

Activity: Other activitiesOther

Feltarbejde, Kermadec Trench, ud for New Zealand

Bo Thamdrup (Participant)
19. Nov 201717. Dec 2017

Activity: Other activitiesOther

Projects 2008 2021

Press / Media

Nyopdaget bakterie velegnet til rensning af drikkevand

Bo Thamdrup

12/11/2019

1 Media contribution

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Dybhavet kalder

Bo Thamdrup

23/10/2019

1 Media contribution

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Professorer og universitetsledere optages i Kraks Blå Bog

Bo Thamdrup

23/05/2019

1 Media contribution

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Havbakterier er klimaets joker

Bo Thamdrup

16/09/2016

1 item of Media coverage

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STORT & SMÅT

Per Damkier, Martin Rheinheimer, Camilla Hørby Jensen & Bo Thamdrup

02/09/2016

1 item of Media coverage

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Prizes

Science Innovation Award

Bo Thamdrup (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Videnskabsministeriets EliteForsk-pris 2007

Bo Thamdrup (Recipient), 24. Jan 2008

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Fyens Stiftstidenes Forskerpris

Bo Thamdrup (Recipient), 19. May 2006

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions