On Friday the 28th of October 2022 at 16:15h Prof. dr. Rob Middag (CIO Oceans) will give his inaugural lecture (in Dutch) in the Academy Building.
His research focusses on the role of metals in marine ecosystems. Though often solely regarded as toxins, metals are required as nutrients for the growth of all organisms. Metals form the reactive centres of enzymes, enabling these to perform biochemical functions, such as oxygen-transport or photosynthesis. As such, trace metals are central to the health of individual organisms as well as entire ecosystems. On the other hand, elevated concentrations of metals can have detrimental effect to individual organisms as well as ecosystems and this double sided nature of metals is what inspires his research.
More information:- About Rob Middag
- About the inaugural lecture
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