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KARINA K. SAND
LEKTOR / ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

MOLECULAR GEOBIOLOGY GROUP

Bio-mineral interactions
 

I am an experimentalist in the cross field between geology, mineralogy, interfacial geochemistry, geomicrobiology and chemistry. In my group we apply in-situ molecular- to macro scale techniques to study bio-mineral associations. 

Currently we are focused on establishing fundamental information on how and why minerals can preserve DNA and proteins across time and space and how bacteria can utilize mineral adsorbed DNA.

For implications and specific projects check below and the group page for more about us. I try to blog about ups and downs, but have to realize that it is mostly the positive stories that makes it there.
 


 PROJECTS

Antibiotic resistance
 

Preservation of eDNA
 

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Biofilm formation on substrates

Evolution of life
 

Origin of life

The protein archive

Preservation potential of ancient human diets and diseases.

Quantification of molecular binding

C turnover and BIF

Engineered
rates
& EPS binding

Bacteria

Iron oxide

partcles

Bacterial control

Biomineralization

Calcite growth and inhibition

Shape and form

Polymeric control of CaCO3

Nucleation and growth

Tuning CaCO3 mineralisation

Fieldwork
in 
Greenland

Mineral exploration

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