Contact research group leader

Kristian Koefoed Brandt
Associate Professor
M: kkb@plen.ku.dk
Ph: +45 35 33 26 12

The overall vision is to understand the diversity and functioning of microbial communities in natural and man-made environments in order to protect and optimize ecosystem services.

Current aquatic activities focus on the biology of microorganisms producing off-flavor metabolites as related to water quality in aquaculture systems and dispersal of bacteria via ballast water.

Current terrestrial activities focus on microbial ecotoxicology, the ability of metals to disseminate antibiotic resistance, metal bioavailability, and new molecular tools for assessment of soil quality. The research is based on an advanced biotechnological platform combining ‘omics’ approaches, whole-cell bioreporters, isotope techniques, mass spectrometry, microbial cultivation etc.