Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology

General information

Theoretical and practical training in biogeochemistry and molecular techniques with emphasis on the ecology of marine microbial systems.


The course includes 22 lectures, 2 excursions, 7 practical exercises (~ 50 hours in the laboratory) and theoretical discussions in study groups. To pass the course a report must be completed and approved by the teaching team.

Course Topics:

  1. Prokaryote diversity, population dynamics and energetics.
  2. Carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, iron, manganese, phosphorus biogeochemistry.
  3. Molecular techniques and bioinformatics.


Canfield, D.E., Kristensen, E. & Thamdrup, B. (2005): Aquatic Geomicrobiology. Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam and a laboratory compendium.

Contact Person: Ronnie N Glud (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0511 - Biology", "0512 - Biotechnology", "0512 - Toxicology", "0521 - Ecology", "0688 - Bioinformatics


Venue: Odense Campus
Odense, Denmark



1500 euro including accommodation and breakfast

1000 euro excluding accommodation and breakfast


Academic level: PhD

Qualification: Master of Science
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