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).

Latest posts

Candidatus Nitrosopolaris, a genus of putative ammonia-oxidizing archaea with a polar/alpine distribution

Last updated on 8 August 2022

Our study "Candidatus Nitrosopolaris, a genus of putative ammonia-oxidizing archaea with a polar/alpine distribution" is now published in FEMS Microbes. You can find it here.

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

Last updated on 13 June 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. The open access article can be found here.

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