Author:
Kristel Panksep ja Peeter Laas

Veljo Kisand, associate professor of molecular ecology

Research interests

The present research domains are broadly divided into four directions:

1. Diversity, ecology, physiology and phylogeny of aquatic microbes, especially aquatic/sediment bacteria and fungi. The main objects of research are various aquatic ecosystems such as the Baltic Sea and temperate lakes and rivers. Microbes in the water body as well as sediment communities are studied.

Active Projects: FUNACTION, MostFun, MarMib

2.  Environmental Resistome in the context of the so-called OneHealth approach. The further goal of the work is to assess the spread of resistance between natural, animal, food and human pathogenic microorganisms. 

Active Projects: COMBAT, BALTIC-AMR

3.  Development of eDNA-based methodologies for the monitoring of various aquatic organisms, including detection of the spread of alien species and potential pathogens. eDNA can be used to identify a wide variety of organisms, from mammals/fish to various microbial/viral pathogens.

4.  4. Ecotoxicology of novel biobased polymers. 

Active Projects: SOURCES

We are looking for motivated post graduate students to join our research topics, if interested, write to: kisand@ut.ee

Publications: Google Scholar

 

Team:

Researchers:

Peeter Laas, PhD (peeter.laas@ut.ee)

Helen Tammert, PhD (helen.tammert@ut.ee)

Kristel Panksep. PhD (kpanksep@gmail.com)

Specialists: Eveli Otsing, PhD (eveli.otsing@ut.ee)

Doctoral students: Victoria Prins, Alina Ismagilova and Mailis Laht

Master students: Līva Kristiāna Lukaša 

Alumni:

Furkan Karadeniz

Liisi Talas

Vimala Huchaiah

Veiko Voolaid

Tõnis Relvik

Natalja Tšertova

 

Veljo Kisand, Associate Professor in Molecular Ecology, PhD, PI

Veljo Kisand
Faculty of Science and Technology
Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of Molecular Ecology
Nooruse 1-137
+372 737 4818
Veljo Kisand
Faculty of Science and Technology
Institute of Technology
Associate Professor of Molecular Ecology
Nooruse 1-137
+372 737 4818