Call for marine microbiologist working on lipid breakdown


The University of Limerick are looking for a marine microbiologist to join a Marie Curie ITN consortium as a Partner Organisation.  The consortium is looking at the processing of dairy waste for the recovery of nutrients for fertilisers, and there is a particular problem associated with the lipid-heavy fraction. Currently there are few microbes that are effectively used to break down this fraction of waste; as a result the waste is mixed with a co-substrate and spread back on the land. We would like to know if there are any marine microbiologists working on the breakdown of lipids in the marine environment – perhaps associated with whale falls.  If you, or anyone you know, are working in this area and would be interested in working with us, please get in touch ASAP with

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