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Amalia Maili

PhD candidate Nord UniversityFaculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture
Work address Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture Nord University Post box 1490 Bodø 8049 Norway
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PhD project title:

Assessing the Functional Diversity of Benthic Communities using Metatranscriptomics.

PhD project description:

Marine benthic communities constitute an important part of the marine seafloor environment, as they are involved in a multitude of important ecological processes such as geochemical cycling and the distribution of pollutants. Studying these communities in situ and exploring their activity down to the gene level can reveal insights into their functional role within the benthic ecosystems. Our aim is to investigate the molecular profile of benthic communities exposed to organic effluents from aquaculture farms by comparing the expression levels of selected genes at impacted and non-impacted sites. We use a metatranscriptomic approach, i.e. the analysis of the complete RNA contents of benthic organisms contained within environmental samples.

Start date: Sep 2015
End date: Nov 2018


Truls Moum (Nord University, Bodø, Norway)
Henning Reiss (Nord University, Bodø, Norway)