Lasse Riemann was born in Denmark in 1971. He received his M.A. and his Ph.D. degrees from the University of Copenhagen in 1998 and 2002, respectively. His work concerned regulation of bacterioplankton community composition in marine waters. After a 1-year postdoctoral studies at the National Environmental Research Center, Department of Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology, Denmark, in 2003, he was employed as an Assistant Professor at Kalmar University, Sweden (now Linnaeus University). He was qualified as an Associate Professor in 2007, having received the Swedish Docent title. In 2010, he returned to the University of Copenhagen as an Associate Professor at the Marine Biological Section, Helsingør, Denmark. He has a broad experience in aquatic molecular and microbial ecology with a focus on viral and bacterial diversity, community structure, and interactions. His recent interests concern nitrogen fixation by heterotrophic bacterioplankton and cyanobacteria. In addition, some of his recent work involves interactions between bacteria and higher aquatic organisms (jellyfish and copepods) and the use of molecular methods in plankton ecology research. He is on the editorial boards and acts as Review Editor or as a Reviewer on numerous international research journals, and he serves as a Reviewer for a range of national research councils.
Biography Updated on 7 March 2011