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Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology (AMME)


We are now ready to announce the 2025 version of our AMME course that has been running successfully since 1996.

Course Approach

Theoretical and practical training in biogeochemistry and molecular techniques with emphasis on the ecology of marine microbial systems.

The course includes 22 lectures, 2 excursions, 7 practical exercises (~ 50 hours in the laboratory) and theoretical discussions in study groups. To pass the course a report must be completed and approved by the teaching team.

Course Topics

  1. Prokaryote diversity, population dynamics, and energetics
  2. Carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, iron, manganese, and phosphorus biogeochemistry
  3. Molecular techniques and bioinformatics 


August, 17 – 31 2025 (both days inclusive)


Canfield, D.E., Kristensen, E. & Thamdrup, B. (2005): Aquatic Geomicrobiology. Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam.

A laboratory compendium.

Additional reading will be presented at the course.

Teachers and contact persons

Course fee

~2000 euro including accommodation and breakfast, and lunch.

~1000 euro excluding accommodation and breakfast, but with lunch included

(reduced fees for SDU students).

Prices may be slightly adjusted depending on the final arrangements.

Application form

Application form (Doc) 

Application form (PDF)

Please fill out and return the form to Mette Andersen (

Application deadline: May 30.

In case of oversubscription, selection will be based on the motivation letter that should be included with the application form and by ensuring diversity among the selected students.

In case of questions, please contact Mette Andersen (


Last Updated 31.01.2024