The Microbiology department conducts research on microorganisms in freshwater and marine systems, studying their physiology, interactions, survival strategies and involvement in nitrogen and methane cycles.
In close collaboration with stakeholders and industrial partners, the department collaborates on the development of microbial applications in sustainable drinking water production and wastewater treatment systems in order to remove nitrogen, methane and micropollutants (CECs).
There is a focus on the following research themes: 1. Nitrogen Cycle Microbiology, 2. Carbon/Methane Cycle Microbiology, 3. Host-Microbe Interactions, and 4. Bioremediation.
The department collaborates on these themes with expertise in microbial metabolomics, microbial cell biology and biochemistry, environmental microbiology, microbial biotechnology, microbial physiology, microbial bioinformatics, geomicrobiology and biogeochemistry.