Amelia-Elena Rotaru

PhD

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    5230 Odense M

    Denmark

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Research areas

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;

Education/Academic qualification

Marine Microbiology, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

Apr 20059. Jun 2009

Award Date: 9. Jun 2009

Marine Microbiology, MSc, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology

Sep 2003Apr 2005

Award Date: 15. Apr 2005

External positions

Assistant Prof. (guest), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Feb 2017Jul 2017

Postdoc, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

1. Nov 201031. Oct 2013

Postdoc, Aarhus University

1. Mar 200931. Oct 2010

Research areas

  • Microbiology
  • Interspecies interactions
  • Syntrophy
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Microbial communication
  • Metabolism
  • Extracellular electron transfer
  • Biofuel
  • Microbial electrosynthesis

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