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Holger Buchholz

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Microbiology

Holger Buchholz

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Microbiology

Research

I am interested in the dynamics and functioning of marine microbial virus-host systems and how they relate to the wider microbial community and nutrient cycles.  My fellowship is sponsored by the Simons Foundation, and I am currently working on the impacts of viruses on volatile organic carbon (VOC) and energy cycling in marine methylotrophic bacteria and algae.  My goal is to employ PTR-MS to identify what VOCs algae produce, what/how the methylotrophic OM43 bacteria utilize compounds produced by algae and how the metabolism of both changes when infected by a virus.

Background

Education

Ph.D. Biosciences, University of Exeter