FEMS Microbiology Ecology Webinar On Biogeochemical Cycling

Join our upcoming webinar on Biogeochemical Cycling featuring three recent papers from FEMS Microbiology EcologyThe first paper investigates the use of a new ‘agar pillar’ approach to study the ecology of cable bacteria in freshwater systems, providing a new strategy that may facilitate the cultivation of redox gradient-dependent microorganisms. The second paper explores the impact of nitrate fertilizers on iron and arsenic mobility in groundwater, revealing that nitrate-dependent anaerobic methane oxidation can stimulate As and Mn release The third paper examines the population dynamics of nitrifiers in drinking water treatment plant biofilters and suggests potential weaker synergistic relationships between strict ammonia and nitrite oxidizers enable complete ammonia oxidizing bacteria to displace strict nitrite oxidizers. Don’t miss the chance to learn about these exciting findings and their implications for understanding biogeochemical cycling in different habitats.

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Date: 11th May 2023

Time: 3pm-4:30pm CEST

FEMS is delighted to develop a series of webinars to discuss key research published in the FEMS journal portfolio, as a way to bring some of the benefits of scientific conferences to the comfort of your own home.

Chair: Max Häggblom, Editor-in-Chief of FEMS Microbiology Ecology





Speaker 1: Tillmann Lüders, Ecological Microbiology (EMIC), University of Bayreuth (Germany) – Cable bacteria long-distance electron transfer in freshwater sediments – author of: Corinna Sachs et al. (2022) Tracing long-distance electron transfer and cable bacteria in freshwater sediments by agar pillar gradient columns



Speaker 2: Martyna Glodowska, Department of Microbiology, Radboud University, (The Netherlands) – Nitrate leaching and its implication for Fe and As mobility – author of: Martyna Glodowska et al. (2023) Nitrate leaching and its implication for Fe and As mobility in a Southeast Asian aquifer.



Speaker 3: Ameet Pinto, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, (USA) – The role of comammox bacteria within complex nitrifying communities – author of: Katherine J Vilardi et al. (2022) Comammox Nitrospira bacteria outnumber canonical nitrifiers irrespective of electron donor mode and availability in biofiltration systems.


This event is part of a series of webinars by FEMS with OUP

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