Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems

The research that is carried out at the Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS) is focused on marine environments in the Baltic Sea – on the border between sea and land, in coastal waters and in the open sea.

Our research

The Baltic Sea is a vulnerable environment which is strongly affected by human activities in the surrounding countries. With research expertise covering the entire Baltic Sea food chain from the smallest microorganisms to fish and birds, the Linnaeus University's largest research centre, EEMiS, forms a cutting-edge in the research for a healthier sea.

Even if the researchers focus on a specific aquatic system, it is basically not very different from other aquatic ecosystems. The processes behind the interaction between organisms and the large-scale consequences they may have on an ecosystem's function are roughly the same. By studying the Baltic Sea, the researchers will also be able to contribute with results and knowledge of global significance.


Research groups

At Linnaeus University Centre for Ecology and Evolution in Microbial Model Systems (EEMiS) seven research groups investigates how microorganisms interact with each other and with other organisms in their environment.


Time and Place: 13.00 in A137 (if not otherwise stated)

1-2 February

EEMiS Workshop

21 February

Room B221

March 7

Marielle van Toor (postdoc) and Josanne Verhagen (postdoc), group Jonas Waldenström, EEMiS, Linnaeus University.
Title: "Unraveling how viruses keep travelling: waterbird migration and avian influenza virus evolution"

21 March

Karen Labret, Postdoc, LnuC-EEMiS.
Title: " From population genetics to community analyses: my journey towards the understanding of plankton ecology"

4 April

Emil Fridolfsson, LnuC-EEMiS. Half time seminar.
Title: " Transfer of vitamins and pigments in the aquatic food web" (Room KSL332)
Room KSL332

11 April

Mohamed L. Merroun, Associate professor, Department of Microbiology, University of Granada, Spain.
Title: "Microbes and metals: environmental perspectives and industrial benefits" 

16 May

Anders Forsman och Per Larsson, LnuC-EEMiS
Title: "Misconduct in research"

Presumably, everyone agrees that misconduct in research is a bad thing. There are rules and regulations to keep research and researchers on track. But the distinction is not always clear cut. We have a shared responsibility to think about these issues. What is - and what is not - misconduct? Why does it occur? Can it be avoided? How does it concern me/us? Following a brief opening/introduction we will present some hypothetical examples or case studies for discussion in smaller groups.
Room A140, A141 and KSL401 

30 May

Domenico Simone, LnuC-EEMiS
Title: "Twenty-thousand leagues under the sea: bioinformatics of the deep biosphere"
Room A205

13 June

Richard Williams och Daniela Polic, LnuC-EEMiS
Room KSL332


Within the center we have a wide and unique basis to overview the entire Baltic Sea food chain. The six different research groups are working on their own specific projects, and interact at the same time in joint projects within their different specialties. Three of the joint projects are: