Dr M.A. Glodowska (Martyna)
Assistant professor - Ecological Microbiology
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
Internal postal code: 72
Anaerobic oxidation of methane (AOM) is an important biological process limiting the release of this potent greenhouse gas into the atmosphere. The AOM is mediated by anaerobic methane oxidizing archaea (ANME) with various electron acceptors such as sulfate (aquatic ecosystems) or nitrate (agriculture-affected surface waters). Studies in recent years also suggested alternative electron acceptors such as Fe(III), Mn(IV), As(V), Cr(VI), Se(VI), Sb(V), V(V), and Br(V). Therefore, in my research, using available in our laboratory enrichment cultures, I explore the metabolic potential of ANME archaea to use various metal(loid)s as electron acceptors. Metal(loid) dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (M-DAMO) could provide an attractive bioremediation strategy as some of these toxic electron acceptors become non-toxic or water-insoluble thus easily removable, upon reduction.
In my research, I also explore different environmental aspects of nitrate-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation (N-DAMO).
- Glodowska, M., Welte, C.U. and Kurth, J.M., 2022. Metabolic potential of anaerobic methane oxidizing archaea for a broad spectrum of electron acceptors. Advances in microbial physiology, 80, pp.157-201. Full text
- Glodowska, M., Pienkowska, A., Mansor, M., Buchner, D., Straub, D., Kleindienst, S. and Kappler, A., 2021. Isotopic Labeling Reveals Microbial Methane Oxidation Coupled to Fe (III) Mineral Reduction in Sediments from an As-Contaminated Aquifer. Environmental Science & Technology Letters, 8(9), pp.832-837. Full text
- Glodowska, M., Schneider, M., Eiche, E., Kontny, A., Neumann, T., Straub, D., Berg, M., Prommer, H., Bostick, B.C., Nghiem, A.A. and Kleindienst, S., 2021. Fermentation, methanotrophy and methanogenesis influence sedimentary Fe and As dynamics in As-affected aquifers in Vietnam. Science of the Total Environment, 779, p.146501. Full text
- Glodowska, M., Stopelli, E., Straub, D., Thi, D.V., Trang, P.T., Viet, P.H., Berg, M., Kappler, A. and Kleindienst, S., 2021. Arsenic behavior in groundwater in Hanoi (Vietnam) influenced by a complex biogeochemical network of iron, methane, and sulfur cycling. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 407, p.124398. Full text
- Glodowska, M., Stopelli, E., Schneider, M., Rathi, B., Straub, D., Lightfoot, A., Kipfer, R., Berg, M., Jetten, M., Kleindienst, S. and Kappler, A., 2020. Arsenic mobilization by anaerobic iron-dependent methane oxidation. Communications Earth & Environment, 1(1), pp.1-7. Full text