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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Niels Peter Revsbech, Jens Christian Skou Senior Fellow

Title: Nitrogen cycling in nature - Observing microbial processes at a microscale.

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Monday 21 October 2013,  at 14:15 - 16:15


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies


Methodological advances have enabled us to investigate microbial processes in nature at very high spatial resolution, and some techniques even allow analysis at a single bacterium level. Nitrogen is a key element for life, and its transformations have been studied in large detail by all available techniques. In the lecture, some of the insights that have been obtained will be presented.


Niels Peter Revsbech is a Jens Christian Skou Senior Fellow at the Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies. He received his PhD from Aarhus University in 1981. He has held postdoc positions in Montana and Michigan in 1981-1982 as well as positions as postdoc, assistant professor and associate professor at Aarhus University from 1982-1997. He is a professor in Microbial Ecology at Aarhus University, a position that he still holds. Revsbech has developed various needle-shaped electrochemical sensors for analysis of microbial communities. The environments analysed include marine and freshwater sediments, soils, hot springs, hypersaline lakes, wastewater treatment plants and oceanic oxygen minimum zones.

The seminar is introduced by Jens Christian Skou Senior Fellow Bent Jesper Christensen.



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.