Nuppunen-Puputti Maija

The project aims to deepen the understanding of the role of anaerobic fungi in deep bedrock environment. The project studies the importance of biofilm lifestyle and interaction between fungi and other microorganisms in rock surface biofilms. This project aims to develop culture techniques for anaerobic fungi and characterize fungal isolates. Furthermore, the study will focus on deep carbon cycling, its key-organisms and especially the role on fungi in deep carbon cycling.