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 Activités - thématique de recherche

Objet thématique de rattachement : DIEM

  • Researcher in experimental microbial ecology
  • Linking community structure to ecosystem function
  • Engineering microbial ecosystems
  • Stress responses of microbial communities
  • Morphology and community development of biofilms


Parcours scientifique

  • Oct. 1997 – May 2002 Diplom Geoökologie (Environmental System Sciences), University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Aug. 2000 – Oct. 2001 MSc. thesis research, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark. Title: Depolymerization Enzyme Activity and Liberation of Intermediates in Biofilm Systems
  • Aug. 2002 – Sept. 2007 PhD in Environmental Engineering and Science, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (UIUC), USA. Title: Dynamics of Biofilm Structure
  • Oct. 2007 – April 2009 Postdoctoral research, Department of Microbiology at UIUC, USA. Title: Structure and Persistence of Methanogen Populations in Humic Bog Lakes
  • May 2009 – June 2011 Postdoctoral research, INRA Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environnement (LBE), Narbonne, France
  • June 2011 – present Junior Research Scientist (CR2) in Microbial Ecology, INRA Laboratoire de Biotechnologie de l’Environnement (LBE), Narbonne, France.

Publications principales

  • Milferstedt K, Santa-Catalina G, Godon JJ, Escudie R, Bernet N (2013) Disturbance Frequency Determines Morphology and Community Development in Multi-Species Biofilm at the Landscape Scale. PLoS One 8. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080692
  • Milferstedt, K., Godon, J. J., Escudie, R., Prasse, S., Neyret, C., and Bernet, N. (2012). Heterogeneity and spatial distribution of bacterial background contamination in pulp and process water of a paper mill. Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology, 39(12):1751-1759. DOI: 10.1007/s10295-012-1196-8
  • Le Goff, O., Godon, J.-J., Milferstedt, K., Bacheley, H., Steyer, J.-P., and Wéry, N. (2012). A new combination of microbial indicators for monitoring composting bioaerosols. Atmospheric Environment, 61(0):428-433. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.07.081
  • Milferstedt K., N.D. Youngblut, R.J. Whitaker. (2010) Spatial structure and persistence of methanogen populations in humic bog lakes. Isme J. 4: 764-776. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2010.7.
  • Milferstedt K., M.N. Pos, E. Morgenroth. (2009) Analyzing Characteristic Length Scales in Biofilm Structures. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 102: 368-379. DOI: 10.1002/bit.22075.
  • Pons M.N., K. Milferstedt, E. Morgenroth. (2009) Biofilm Monitoring on Rotating Discs by Image Analysis. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 103: 105-116. DOI: 10.1002/bit.22222.
  • Milferstedt K., M.N. Pons, E. Morgenroth. (2008) Textural fingerprints: A comprehensive descriptor for biofilm structure development. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 100: 889-901. DOI: 10.1002/bit.21831.
  • Elenter D., K. Milferstedt, W. Zhang, M. Hausner, E. Morgenroth. (2007) Influence of detachment on substrate removal and microbial ecology in a heterotrophic/autotrophic biofilm. Water Res. 41: 4657-4671. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2007.06.050.
  • Kommedal R., K. Milferstedt, R. Bakke, E. Morgenroth. (2006) Effects of initial molecular weight on removal rate of dextran in biofilms. Water Res. 40: 1795-1804. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2006.02.032.
  • Milferstedt K., M.N. Pons, E. Morgenroth. (2006) Optical method for long-term and large-scale monitoring of spatial biofilm development. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 94: 773-782. DOI: 10.1002/bit.20893.
  • Pons M.N., K. Milferstedt, E. Morgenroth. (2006) Modeling of chord length distributions. Chem. Eng. Sci. 61: 3962-3973. DOI: 10.1016/j.ces.2006.01.036.
  • Sudarsan R., K. Milferstedt, E. Morgenroth, H.J. Eberl. (2005) Quantification off detachment forces on rigid biofilm colonies in a rota-torque reactor using computational fluid dynamics tools. Water Sci. Technol. 52: 149-154.

Date de modification : 18 juillet 2023 | Date de création : 10 juin 2010 | Rédaction : LBE