I am a part of the BLUEPRINT (Biological lenses using gene prints) project that aims to establishing a capacity to reliably deduce Baltic Sea environmental status based on indicators reflecting the biodiversity and genetic functional profiles of microbes in seawater samples. My research in this project will be focused on doing ecophysiological response experiments with genome-sequenced model bacteria and cyanobacteria to establish causal links between key environmental stressors and genetic signatures and selected nutrient fluxes/biogeochemical process rates of bacteria. Additionally I am interested in investigating how different hazardous chemicals affect bacteria and/or how efficiently different microbes degrade such compounds.


Article in journal (Refereed)

Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)