Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 36 9540
Location
Texel
Function
Senior Research Assistant
Expertise
  • Bioinformatic pipeline automation
  • Bioinformatic support
  • Taxonomic and genomic sequence database maintenance
  • Programming languages: Java, C/C++, R, Python. Databases SQL and NoSQL
  • Software development

Alejandro Abdala Asbun

Senior Research Assistant

Linked news

Monday 19 December 2022
Linking fossil climate proxies to living bacteria helps climate predictions
Microbes have skins that react to the environment, much in the same way that our skin sweats when it is hot , or shivers when it is cold outside. Fossilized microbial skins can give us a glimpse of how the climate was in the deep geological past. By…
Friday 05 August 2022
Microbes don’t descend down with plastic particles into the deep sea
A bit of good news from the deep sea. Research has shown that microbes on floating plastic particles can be transported over long horizontal distances. New research carried out by Annika Vaksmaa (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research NIOZ) and…

NIOZ publications

  • 2022
    Sahonero Canavesi, D.X.; Siliakus, M.F.; Abdala Asbun, A.; Koenen, M.; von Meijenfeldt, F. A.B.; Boeren, S.; Bale, N.J.; Engelmann, J.C.; Fiege, K.; Strack van Schijndel, L.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S.; Villanueva, L. (2022). Disentangling the lipid divide: Identification of key enzymes for the biosynthesis of membrane-spanning and ether lipids in bacteria. Science Advances 8(50). https://dx.doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abq8652
    Vaksmaa, A.; Egger, M.; Lüke, C.; Martins, P.D.; Rosselli, R.; Abdala Asbun, A.; Niemann, H. (2022). Microbial communities on plastic particles in surface waters differ from subsurface waters of the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Mar. Pollut. Bull. 182: 113949. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.113949
  • 2021
    Amaral-Zettler, L.A.; Ballerini, T.; Zettler, E.R.; Abdala Asbun, A.; Adame, A.; Casotti, R.; Dumontet, B.; Donnarumma, V.; Engelmann, J.C.; Frère, L.; Mansui, J.; Philippon, M.; Pietrelli, L.; Sighicelli, M. (2021). Diversity and predicted inter- and intra-domain interactions in the Mediterranean Plastisphere. Environ. Pollut. 286: 117439. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117439
    Vaksmaa, A.; Knittel, K.; Abdala Asbun, A.; Goudriaan, M.; Ellrott, A.; Witte, H.J.; Vollmer, I.; Meirer, F.; Lott, C.; Weber, M.; Engelmann, J.C.; Niemann, H. (2021). Microbial communities on plastic polymers in the Mediterranean Sea. Front. Microbiol. 12: 673553. https://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2021.673553
  • 2020
    Abdala Asbun, A.; Besseling, M.A.; Balzano, S.; van Bleijswijk, J.D.L.; Witte, H.J.; Villanueva, L.; Engelmann, J.C. (2020). Cascabel: A scalable and versatile amplicon sequence data analysis pipeline delivering reproducible and documented results. Frontiers in Genetics 11: 489357. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.489357
    van Grinsven, S.; Sinninghe Damsté, J.S; Abdala Asbun, A.; Engelmann, J.C.; Harrison, J.; Villanueva, L. (2020). Methane oxidation in anoxic lake water stimulated by nitrate and sulfate addition. Environ. Microbiol. 22(2): 766-782. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.14886