Current Members


Dr. Nick Bos
  • Dr. Nick Bos

  • Defences against microbial pathogens in fungus-farming termites

Dr. Benjamin H. Conlon
Dr. Haofu Hu
  • Dr. Haofu Hu

  • 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

  • Comparative metabolomics of termite fungus cultivars and microbial communities

Research Consultants

Justinn Hamilton
  • Justinn Hamilton

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

Sonia Maria  Piedrahita Abella

PhD Students

Guangshuo Li
  • Guangshuo Li

  • Describe novel fungal species associated with termites and explore the origin, evolution and function of yeasts in termite gut

Robert Murphy
  • Robert Murphy

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

Nils Peereboom
 Suzanne Schmidt
  • Suzanne Schmidt

  • 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

  • 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

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

Celia  Vinagre Izquierdo
  • Celia Vinagre Izquierdo

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

Michael Thomas-Poulsen
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