Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 36 9553
PhD student
Universiteit Utrecht
Jaap Sinninghe Damste
  • Microbiology
  • Ecology

Alena di Primio

PhD student

My PhD, supervised by Pierre Offre, aims at characterizing the physiological diversity and ecological
niche of JTB255 bacteria in marine sediments. The project is divided into 2 parts:

  • Identification of substrates supporting the growth of Woeseia oceani XK5
  • Comparison of the gene repertoire and physiology of members of Woeseiales

We also have 2 collaborations running. One with Utrecht University on the Gulf of Mexico cruise 2020 and the other with NIOZ Yerseke on local coastal sediments, where we analyze the bacterial community of the sediments sampled. 

Linked news

Friday 21 June 2019
Ocean Sampling Day 2019
Today, June 21st, 2019, the longest day of the year, NIOZ participates in Ocean Sampling Day 2019 catching a glimpse of the wealth and potential of our microbial ocean.

Linked blogs

Tuesday 04 February 2020
NIOZ@SEA | GoM2020 expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico
The mighty Mississippi river and its Atchafalaya branch bring in vast amounts of sediment material and dissolved nutrients into the northern Gulf of Mexico. By doing so, these rivers have an enormous impact on the chemistry and biology in the water…