Curriculum Vitae

Group leader

Microbial Physiology Research Group

Dr. Boran Kartal

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-6450

Dr. Boran Kartal

Work Experience

2016 - 

Head of Research Group of Microbial Physiology

Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology 

2013 - 2016

Invited Professor

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

2010 - 2016

Assistant Professor

Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

2007 - 2010

Research Scientist

Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

2003 - 2007

Junior Researcher

Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands

Third Party Funded Projects

2015  - 

ERC Starting Grant, Greenhouse Gas Mitigation through Advanced Nitrogen Removal Technology

European Research Council

2015 - 2019

How half of the dinitrogen gas in our atmosphere is made

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

2014 - 2018

Application of nitrite dependent ammonium and methane-oxidizing bacteria

Dutch Technology Foundation

2011 - 2015

Personal VENI grant, A major source of nitrogen for our atmosphere: molecular mechanism of anaerobic ammonium oxidation, Innovational Research Incentives Scheme

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

2010 - 2012

Application of anammox process for municipal wastewater treatment

Water Framework Directive

2009 - 2013

Protein complexes of anammox bacteria

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research


Awards and Honors

2011  Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Award for the Best Contribution to Microbiology, Royal Dutch Society for Microbiology  
2008 Thesis Award, Dutch Technology Foundation
2001 - 2002 British Council Chevening Scholarship for MSc degree in Environmental Engineering, Newcastle University 

Editorial Contributions

2018 -  Editorial Board, ISME Journal
2014 -   Editorial Board, Environmental Microbiology
2013 -   Associate Editor, BMC Microbiology
2012 -   Associate Editor, Frontiers in Microbiology
2007 - 2018  Editorial Board, Applied and Environmental Microbiology


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