Jolita Kuznecova


Name Surname Jolita Kuznecova

Biomedical Sciences, Ecology and Environmental Research (03)

Institute of Botany, Laboratory of Algology and Microbial Ecology

Scientific Supervisor Dr. Sigitas Šulčius

Consultant Supervisor

Study period: 2016-10-01 – 202-03-06

Research theme: Diversity and biogeochemical implications of cyanophages in the Curonian Lagoon

Short annotation (the aim, objectives)

The aim: To investigate the impact of viruses on cyanobacterial population dynamics and to assess changes of microbial food web structure and metabolic processes.

Objectives: 1. Isolate and characterize novel cyanophages that infect filamentous diazotrophic cyanobacteria.

2. Determine how infection by cyanophages reshapes cyanobacterial metabolism and changes cell stoichiometry.

3. Evaluate how cyanobacteria lysis influence the activity and growth of co-occurring bacterial community.



2017-2019. Research on prediction of environmental change in the Baltic Sea based on comprehensive (meta)genomic analysis of microbial viruses. Funded by the Research Council of Lithuania

Training courses


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