Front runner in mud research

Professor of Geomicrobiology Bo Barker Jørgensen from Center for Geomicrobiologyand and future center member Professor of Microbial Ecology Lars Peter Nielsen recently received the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant.

Professor Nielsen will begin with the top layers of the sea bed, where fresh organic material is constantly being deposited, and where rapid decomposition takes place. Professor Jørgensen will dig much deeper into the mud to the millions-of-years-old sediments where the microorganisms are close to starvation and barely propagate. Here life is so different that the researchers cannot use standard microbiological methods in their work.

Read the full press release of the center here