Dr Ozge Eyice-Broadbent
Lecturer in Molecular Microbial Ecology
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: +44 (0)20 7882 7787Room Number: Room 6.14a, Fogg Building
- Ecology (BIO123)
- Practical Molecular and Cellular Biology (Tutorials) (BIO190)
- Practical Biology (Tutorials) (BIO192)
- Research Methods and Communication (Tutorial) (BIO209)
- Research Methods and Communication II (Tutorials) (BIO309)
- Climate Change and Conservation Challenges (Module Organiser) (BIO343)
- Environmental Microbiology (Module Organiser) (BIO341)
My research interest has centred on the microbial ecology of natural and engineered ecosystems, which includes understanding the diversity, structure and function of microbial communities. I mainly work on terrestrial environments and wastewater treatment plants using advanced molecular techniques and traditional microbiology tools.
I am currently interested in biomethane production during anaerobic wastewater treatment. Biomethane as a renewable energy source represents a major opportunity to mitigate climate change by decreasing the total greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere. My aim is to enhance biomethane generation from wastewaters through understanding the diversity, interactions and metabolism of anaerobic microorganisms. This will enable the development of strategies to manipulate anaerobic treatment systems to yield increased amounts of biomethane.
I also seek to explore the diversity and activity of microbial populations that cycle methane in terrestrial environments with a specific emphasis on anaerobic methane oxidation. Methane, as one of the most abundant one-carbon compounds, plays a key role in the global biogeochemical carbon cycle. Additionally, it is a significant greenhouse gas and thus global cycling of this compound is critical in controlling climate change. I focus on the diversity, function and interactions between different groups of microorganisms to better understand the anaerobic methane cycle in soil and lake sediments.
Current PhD opportunities
- The effect of microplastics on freshwater communities and ecosystems
- Environmental degradation of plastics in coastal ecosystems