Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Royal Netherlands
Institute for Sea Research
Phone number
+31 (0)222 369 553
PhD student
Universiteit Utrecht
Jaap Sinninghe Damste

Alena di Primio

PhD student


  • Microbiology
  • Ecology

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 4 parts:

  • Identification of protein sources supporting the growth of Woeseia oceani XK5
  • Comparison of the gene repertoire and physiology of members of Woeseiales
  • Investigation fo potential host associations between Woeseiales and deposit feeders
  • Investigation of biogeography and taxa-environment associations




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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.