Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen from Centre for Geomicrobiology has received the Jim Tiedje Award 2010.

The Jim Tiedje Award is awarded every second year at the International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, and goes to a researcher whose contribution to the field of microbial ecology is outstanding and lifelong.

The award was presented at the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) Conference in Seattle, USA, on Tuesday 24 August.

The sea and the sea bed are Professor Jørgensen’s element. For more than thirty years, he has conducted research into the ecology of marine microorganisms, and he has extended and challenged our basic understanding of the matter cycle in the oceans. This award recognises both the long haul and the breakthroughs in his research.

Read more about Professor Bo Barker Jørgens research on Aarhus University’s website