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First name:Amelia Elena
Last name:Rotaru
Thesis Subject:
Anaerobic hydrocarbon degradation: p-xylene degradation by nitrate respiring microorganisms and limonene biomineralization in methanogenic conditions
BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Bucharest, Faculty of Biology
Master Programm in Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Bucharest
Research assistant at the Institute of Biochemistry of the Romanian Academy of Science, Bucharest
Master of Science, International Max Planck Research School, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
PhD student, Department of Microbiology, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Scientific Interests and Goals:
- Carbon and nitrogen cycles with a special focus on hydrocarbon degradation in denitrifying conditions.
- Anaerobic hydrocarbon metabolism, from activation of inert compounds to their biomineralization.
- Metabolic interactions between organisms = syntrophic relationships, for degrading complex substrates which neither of the partners involved could perform on its own.