Igor S. Pessi, PhD
Polar Microbial Ecologist

I am a microbiologist specialized in the study of polar microbial communities. My research focuses mostly on the use of molecular ecology methods such as metagenomics and metatranscriptomics to explore the diversity and functional capabilities of microbial communities across the polar regions. I have a MSc degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS, Brazil), and a PhD in Sciences from the University of Liège (Belgium). I am currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki (Finland).

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Accepted manuscript: In-depth characterization of denitrifier communities across different soil ecosystems in the tundra

Last updated on June 13, 2022

I am happy to announce that our study "In-depth characterization of denitrifier communities across different soil ecosystems in the tundra" has been accepted for publication in BMC Environmental Microbiome. While the manuscript goes through the editorial process, you can take a look at the pre-printed accepted version on bioRxiv. The open access article can now be found here.

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