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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Anja Kamp AIAS Fellow

Diatoms – photosynthetic protists can survive without light and oxygen

2014.07.02 | AIAS

Date Mon 27 Oct
Time 14:15 16:15
Location The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


The world’s oceans teem with diatoms that are responsible for 40% of marine primary production. But diatoms can also survive buried deep in the dark, oxygen-depleted seafloor, where neither photosynthesis nor aerobic respiration is possible. Here, they „breathe“ with nitrate, a salt that they store intracellularly as oxygen substitute. This seminar explains how they do this and why it might have so far overseen consequences to the marine nitrogen-cycle.

Short CV

Anja Kamp is an AIAS-COFUND (Marie Curie) junior fellow. She received her PhD in natural sciences at the Leibniz University of Hannover in 2007 and did her post-doctoral research mainly at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany. She is a marine biologist and her research focuses on eco-physiology of novel, nitrate-respiring microbes.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.


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