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

  • Comparative metabolomics of termite fungus cultivars and microbial communities

Dr. Victoria L. Challinor
Dr. Rafael R. da Costa
  • Dr. Rafael R. da Costa
  • rafael.dacosta@bio.ku.dk

  • Adaptations to plant decomposition in fungi and gut bacteria associated with fungus-growing termites.

Research Consultants

Dr. Morten Schiøtt

PhD Students

Haofu Hu
  • Haofu Hu
  • Haofu.Hu@bio.ku.dk

  • Antimicrobial biosynthesis gene clusters in fungus-growing termite gut microbiomes and comparative analyses of mycolytic enzymes in higher termite guts.

MSc Students

Maria Cathrine Eriksson
  • Maria Cathrine Eriksson
  • maria.eriksson@snm.ku.dk

  • Examining the evolutionary implications of in vitro fertilisation using Danish public health data.
Pi Emilie Luxhøj Nilausen
  • Pi Emilie Luxhøj Nilausen
  • ktq319@alumni.ku.dk

  • Comparative analysis of termite antimicrobial peptides

Anna Fomsgaard
  • Anna Fomsgaard
  • annafomsgaard@gmail.com

  • Prevalence and molecular identification of Giardia spp. in zoo-residential ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta).
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

Stephen Nilsson-Møller
  • Stephen Nilsson-Møller
  • ndt144@alumni.ku.dk

  • Timing of individual immune response and the importance of olfactory reception for colony level defence in ants.
Romen Palenzuela Rodríguez
  • Romen Palenzuela Rodríguez
  • fsg821@alumni.ku.dk

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

Emilia Rolander
Malou Storm

Michael Thomas-Poulsen
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