Current Members

Postdocs

Dr. Nick Bos
  • Dr. Nick Bos
  • nbos@bio.ku.dk

  • Defences against microbial pathogens in fungus-farming termites

Dr. Benjamin H. Conlon
Dr. Haofu Hu
  • Dr. Haofu Hu
  • Haofu.Hu@bio.ku.dk

  • Metagenomics of bird-gut microbiota adaptations in Papua New Guinean passerines. Main supervisor:Associate Professor Knud A. Jønsson, Natural History Museum of Denmark.

Dr. Sara Kildgaard
  • Dr. Sara Kildgaard
  • sara.kildgaard@bio.ku.dk

  • Comparative metabolomics of termite fungus cultivars and microbial communities

Research Consultants

Sonia Maria  Piedrahita Abella
Dr. Morten Schiøtt

PhD Students

Robert Murphy
  • Robert Murphy
  • robert.murphy@bio.ku.dk

  • Resistance evolution and persistence of antifungal susceptibility in fungus-farming termites

Nils Peereboom
 Suzanne Schmidt
  • Suzanne Schmidt
  • suzanne.schimidt@bio.ku.dk

  • The Evolutionary histories, sequence evolution and mode of action of fungal and bacterial antimicrobials in fungus-farming termites.

Veronica Marie Sinotte

MSc Students

Blanca Ivanez Ballesteros
  • Blanca Ivanez Ballesteros
  • xld963@alumni.ku.dk

  • Ants as ecosystem engineers: changes in soil conditions and greenhouse gas emission. Main supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Flemming Ekelund, Section for Terrestrial Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen.

Ana Cuesta Mate
  • Ana Cuesta Mate
  • anacuest@ucm.es

  •  Interactions between bee microbiota components and their relation to environmental compounds.

Kristjan Germer
  • Kristjan Germer
  • xcv369@alumni.ku.dk

  • Effects of diet and host on bacterial gut community assemblies in omnivores cockroaches.
Leandro Guimaraes
  • Leandro Guimaraes
  • guimaraescph@gmail.com

  • Screening mechanism in Macrotermes guts preventing antagonistic fungi from infecting fungus combs

Justinn Hamilton
  • Justinn Hamilton
  • claxon71@gmail.com

  • Fungus-growing termite microbiomes: intergenerational transmission and potential conflict between king and queen microbes over transmission

Romen Palenzuela Rodríguez
  • Romen Palenzuela Rodríguez
  • fsg821@alumni.ku.dk

  • Breaking the defensive barrier: fungus-farming termite threat from disease

Celia  Vinagre Izquierdo
  • Celia Vinagre Izquierdo
  • hcn672@alumni.ku.dk

  • Haemosporidian parasites of lowland bird communities in forest fragments
    with different conservation histories.

Michael Thomas-Poulsen
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