Crystallographic and Electron Microscopy Studies on Electrically Conductive Nanowires from Shewanella oneidensis

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

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StatusUdgivet - 2015

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During her Ph.D., Manuela Gorgel has studied electrically conductive nanowires from the bacterium Shewanella oneidensis. Nanowires are long natural filaments that can transfer electrons and electricity between bacteria and from one bacterium to solid and often toxic metals, like iron, manganese and uranium. These filaments possess properties similar to synthetic nanocables, but will be cheaper to produce, be less toxic and can presumably be regulated. Therefore, they are valid research targets in nanotechnology and environmental sciences.
In her Ph.D., Manuela Gorgel analyzed what these filaments are made of and how they look at a molecular level. These new findings contribute to the understanding of a completely new biological phenomenon that offers huge potential for the application in energy conservation and bioremediation processes.
The PhD degree was completed at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Science and Technology, Aarhus University.

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