Dr Ramon Rosselló-Móra
• Molecular microbial ecology
• Large-scale culturing and identification with the whole-cell MALDI-TOF MS profiles and 16S rRNA gene phylogeny
• Diversity in hypersaline environments
• Genomics and metagenomics of extremely halophilic prokaryotes
• Microbiomes of jellyfishes
FEMS Expert: Dr Ramon Rosselló-Móra
member of EAM
Ramon Rosselló-Móra is a Research Professor of the Spanish Council (CSIC) at the IMEDEA in Esporles, Mallorca. He leads the Marine Microbiology Group (MMG) at the IMEDEA, which mainly focuses on diversity and systematics of environmental samples such as extreme saline habitats, marine sediments and marine animal microbiomes. Ramon ROSSELLO-MORA is also executive editor of the journal Systematic and Applied Microbiology and has been committed to the Judicial Commission of the ICSP for two periods (2005-2014 and 2017 – ), now being its Vice-Chair. He received the Bergey’s Award in 2017 due to his several contributions to prokaryotic taxonomy, especially on the advancing on the prokaryotic species concept and definition, as well as on theoretical and practical application of molecular tools in prokaryotic taxonomy and diversity.
He defended his PhD thesis on the taxonomy and naphthalene degradation capabilities of Pseudomonas stutzteri at the University of the Balearic Islands in 1992. He then performed several postdoctoral stays at the Technical University of Berlin (1992), the Technical University of Munich (1993 – 1995), IMEDEA (1995 – 1997), and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen (1997 – 1999). He was Professor at the University of the Balearic Islands during the years 2000 – 2001. Finally, he became established as Researcher at the Spanish Council CSIC in 2001. Since then, he has led the laboratory of Marine Microbiology of the IMEDEA.
Our current research focuses on the application of the NGS to the understanding of the taxonomic, genomic and genetic diversity of hypersaline environments, marine sediments and marine animal microbiomes. We apply both molecular microbial ecology tools and large-scale culture approaches to reveal community structures and dynamics.