Topic: Bacterial community analysis of juvenile corals exposed to different temperatures in a long-term experiment

Topic: Bacterial community analysis of juvenile corals exposed to different temperatures in a long-term experiment

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Title Bacterial community analysis of juvenile corals exposed to different temperatures in a long-term experiment
Description
Climate change is the biggest threat to coral reefs. However, we know little about the effect on the early life stages. Juvenile corals were exposed to different temperatures in an experimental setup for 12 months. The symbiotic dinoflagellate community and the physiological response of the corals have already been analyzed. The bacterial communities of the coral samples should now be analyzed in this Master thesis. How does the elevated temperature affect the bacterial community? Do we see differences that can explain the physiological responses we saw? 
Home institution Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment
Type of work not specified
Type of thesis Master's degree
Author Mareen Möller
Status available
Problem statement

The experiment is already finished and the samples are pre-processed. The project will mainly require work with microbiome sequencing data (16S rRNA/18S/ ITS amplicon data). The results of this thesis should be published in a peer reviewed journal.

Language

Work process can be done in german or english but the thesis should be submitted in english

 

Recent Literature

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmicb.2022.1007877

 

Advisors

Dr. Mareen Möller, Dr. Anna Roik, Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp

 

https://uol.de/icbm/umweltbiochemie

 

 

 

 

Requirement

Interested candidates must bring along skills in 

  • R environment 

  •  Linux.

 

It would be great you already have experience with workflows such as:

  • QIIME2 and integrated tools 

  • PICRUSt2

  • Or similar tools 

 

Interested candidates should have experience in bioinformatics, and interest in ecological statistics, and handling of large data sets. A reasonable amount of lab experience including skills related to molecular biology can be of advantage. The applicant will be required to work independently and show initiative without constant supervision. 

  

Send us:

 1/2 pg  statement of interest incl. brief recap of research experience + proposed of research (including tools and skills you would like to learn)  

 1-2 pg CV

Please send applications to:
mareen.moeller@uol.de and anna.roik@hifmb.de

Created 06/03/23

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Degree programmes
  • Master's Programme Biology
  • Master's Programme Microbiology
  • Master's Programme Marine Environmental Sciences
  • Master's Programme Environmental Modelling
  • Master's Programme Biology
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