Joanthan Hungerland visits collaborators in London

From July to September, Jonathan Hungerland visits collaborators at the Civil Engineering Department of Imperial College in London. Together, they are investigating the cell-wall polymer of Methanosarcina in order to evaluate its importance for anaerobic methanogenesis. Methanosarcina were found to be capable of performing direct interspecies electron transfer in a syntrophy with certain acetogens which results in fast metabolism of organic compounds to methane. However, the processes that allow this syntrophy are not yet entirely understood.

We wish Jonathan an informative and great time in London!