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Rasmus Hansen Kirkegaard, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience will defend his thesis on: "Identity and function of novel microbes in digesters"
28.02.2017 kl. 10.00 - 13.00
"Identity and function of novel microbes in digesters"
Biogas production from wastewater streams represents a resource for replacing fossil fuels while minimising the cost and energy needs for waste treatment. This is a central part of the bio-refinery view of wastewater treatment plants and have the potential to turn them into small power plants as an alternative to costly treatment facilities. It is widely believed that we need to advance our understanding of the microbes to fully realise this potential and improve the performance of the underlying biological processes. To determine whether this is a feasible strategy, we need to grasp how many organisms we need to know. What organisms are present, are the same bacteria present in all reactors? Alternatively, do they differ between different reactors? Beyond identification, we also need to establish the functional roles of the different microbes within the digesters.
The aim of this project was to establish an overview of the microorganisms in Danish digesters treating primary and surplus sludge at wastewater treatment plant with a focus on novel microbes. In particular, the objectives were to identify novel and uncharacterised microorganisms important for the processes and obtain their genomic information to serve as a basis for future investigations.
We analysed the microbial community composition in 32 full-scale digesters using 16S rRNA gene amplicon sequencing. The reactors were sampled during a six-year period and we used influent samples to distinguish between microbes that were actively growing and the ones that were influent related. This analysis provided evidence for a short list of “most wanted” organisms that made up the majority of the biomass. To improve the discovery beyond PCR biased amplicon sequencing, we developed and tested methods for obtaining full-length SSU sequences directly from rRNA. This provided evidence for novel bacterial sequences within anaerobic digesters even from a single sample and holds the potential to expand the reference databases dramatically. Based on the survey we identified targets for genome recovery and developed the “mmgenome” tool to support reproducible genome binning. Using this tool, we successfully retrieved the first genomic information for members of the Hyd24-12 phylum (now Fermentibacteria), as well as a novel genus within the family Anaerolineaceae.
Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, AAU, Section of Biotechnology
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7H, 9220 Aalborg Ø, room number: 1.102-6
27.09.2017 kl. 09.00 - 16.30
In honor of Professor Jane Parpart’s many years of contributions to our department, FREIA and CHI are hosting a special workshop titled Gender, Insecurities and Silences during Conflict and Peacebuilding 27th of September, 2017. We have invited a select group of junior and senior scholars across disciplinary boundaries to explore this issue further. We would like to open up this occasion also for other members of the department and university. Please sign up if you are interested in listening to the presentations (session A), take part in the discussions (session B), or both.
27.09.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Institut for læring og filosofi, Aalborg Universitet og Aalborg Universitetshospital har den glæde at invitere til ph.d.-forsvar ved sygeplejerske MLP Susanne Winther, Forskningsenhed for Klinisk Sygepleje, som forsvarer ph.d.-afhandlingen: FÆLLES FØLGESKAB -ET AKTIONSFORSKNINGSPROJEKT OM PATIENTOVERGANGE FRA INTENSIV TIL STAMAFSNIT
27.09.2017 kl. 16.00 - 18.00
September 27th from 16.00 - 18.00, we invite you to a nation-wide early premiere of Phie Ambo’s new exciting documentary “...when you look away”. The screening will be followed by a debate live-streamed directly from Skylab at DTU, which you can participate in by sending questions via SMS, twitter and facebook.
28.09.2017 kl. 09.00 - 12.00
Open workshop with Dr. Benjamin Schögler, Co-founder and Creative Director at Skoogmusic. Ben is passionate about making music accessible for everyone and was part of the NESTA team that invented SKOOG - an instrument that anyone can play.
28.09.2017 kl. 10.00 - 13.00
Anja Sloth Ziegler, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience will defend her thesis on: "The microbial community in fouling membrane bioreactors: Distribution and diversity of important bacteria"
28.09.2017 kl. 15.00 - 16.30
Præsentation ved henholdsvis professor og lektor ved Institut for Sociologi og Socialt Arbejde på AAU, Annick Prieur og Sune Qvotrup Jensen.
29.09.2017 kl. 09.00 - 17.00
Seminar on animation and visual research dissemination. Learning from state-of-the-art case-studies and ongoing research projects, we will discuss how 2D and 3D-visualisation and animation, narrative structures, and levels of temporal information can be combined in functional animation e.g. for educational or didactic purposes, or in the presentation or development of scientific material.
29.09.2017 kl. 09.00 - 17.30
This workshop brings together scholars from philosophy and history of science to help shed light on epistemological and historical cases of ‘evidence-based’ (or ‘informed’) policy and policymaking.
29.09.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.00
Klinisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet og Aalborg Universitetshospital har den glæde at invitere til ph.d.-forsvar ved læge Jesper Moesgaard Rantanen, Nyremedicinsk Afdeling, som forsvarer ph.d.-afhandlingen: "Arrhythmias, Heart Rate Variability and Marine n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Patients on Chronic Dialysis"
29.09.2017 kl. 14.00 - 15.30
The seminar is open to all interested researchers!
02.10.2017 kl. 17.00 - 18.00
Mød uddannelsens faglige leder, Dorte Ågård, og hør mere om det faglige indhold. Bliv klogere på uddannelsens perspektiver og relevans i forhold til dit eget arbejdsområde eller interesseområde. Få svar på alle dine faglige og praktiske spørgsmål.
03.10.2017 kl. 13.00 - 16.30
Hør om de væsentligste ændringer, der forventes at komme i bygningsreglement BR18
04.10.2017 kl. 09.00 - 16.00
På dette kurset kan du lære, hvordan gulve, vægge og installationer kan udføres, så kravene i BR15 er overholdt, og så der opnås størst mulig sikkerhed mod skader fra vand og fugt.
04.10.2017 kl. 10.00 - 17.00
Writing has always been a key discipline to master within political sciences and humanities. Today writing articles and getting them published is more important than ever. Be it for the PhD-student using a collection of peer-reviewed and published articles as basis for the PhD, or for the young PhD aiming at a university career.
04.10.2017 kl. 13.00 - 17.00
Klinisk Institut, Aalborg Universitet og Aalborg Universitetshospital har den glæde at invitere til ph.d.-forsvar ved Steen Møller Hansen, Klinisk Epide-miologisk Afdeling, Aalborg Universitetshospital, som forsvarer ph.d.-afhandlingen: Opportunities and Limitations for Provid-ing Early Defibrillation of Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Patients