I am trained in marine biology and microbial ecology but have broad interdisciplinary interests ranging from technicalities of sensor development, over a fascination of single cell microbiology and behaviour, to studies of microenvironmental controls and microbial interactions in aquatic communities and ecosystems, but also in medical biofilms and chronic infections. I enjoy working at the boundaries and interfaces of different scientific disciplines and implement sensor chemistry, photonics, 3D bioprinting and advanced imaging approaches in my research.
MSc (Biology; 1988) & PhD (Microbial Ecology; 1992) from University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Founder and from 1995 head of the Microsensor Research Group at the Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (1992-1998)
Ole-Rømer Fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (1998-2003)
Professor in Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Marine Biological Laboratory, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark (2003-present)
Visiting professor, Climate Change Cluster, University of Technology Sydney, Australia (2010-present)
Visiting professor, Singapore Centre for Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2011-2015)
Fellow of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters (2006-present)