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Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology


Deadline for registration: May 12, 2021

Please write to to get the registration form. 

A full course plan will be available before April 1



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, phosphorus biogeochemistry.
  3. Molecular techniques and bioinformatics. 


August 15-29 2021 (both days inclusive)


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

A laboratory compendium

Teachers and contact persons

Participation fee (prices in 2021)

  • EUR 2,000 including accommodation, breakfast and lunch
  • EUR 1,000 excluding accommodation and breakfast - but lunch included

Reduced fees for SDU students depending on requirement for accommodation and food.

Prices have been adjusted due to increased cost for accommodation and due to a small prolongation of the course.


Please be aware that travel restrictions or the format of the course could change due to Covid-19 related restrictions. In worst case the course could be cancelled.