Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in geomicrobiological processes in surface and subsurface environments, in particular oil reservoirs.

My research topics include:
• Geomicrobiology of carbon and sulfur cycling
• Sediment biogeochemistry
• Deep biosphere
• Microbial migration
• Microbial ecology of oil reservoirs
• Ecophysiology of anerobes
• Dormancy and activation of microbial populations, in particular endospores
• Bioremediation of polluted environments
• Oil reservoir management, souring and corrosion control through bioengineering
• Microbial technologies for sustainable industrial activity


2016 - now: Lyell Research Fellow, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

2013-2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Newcastle University, UK

2011-2012: Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University, Denmark

2008-2011: PhD in Geomicrobiology, Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University, Denmark

2006-2008: MSc in Marine Microbiology, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany

2002-2006: BSC and Teaching Licence in Biological Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brazil

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Research Output 2007 2017

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Estimating the Abundance of Endospores of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Environmental Samples by Inducing Germination and Exponential Growth

de Rezende, J. R., Hubert, C. R. J., Røy, H., Kjeldsen, K. U. & Barker Jørgensen, B. 21 Apr 2017 In : Geomicrobiology Journal. 34, 4, p. 338-345 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
sulfate-reducing bacterium
thermophilic bacterium

Quantification of Sulfate-Reducing Microorganisms by Quantitative PCR: Current Challenges and Developments

de Rezende, J. R. 2017 Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry. Skovhus, T. L., Enning, D. & Lee, J. S. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 213-227 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

quantitative polymerase chain reaction
oil fields
operator regions

Endospores of thermophilic bacteria as tracers of microbial dispersal by ocean currents

Müller, A. L., de Rezende, J. R., Hubert, C. R. J., Kjeldsen, K. U., Lagkouvardos, I., Berry, D., Barker Jørgensen, B. & Loy, A. 2014 In : ISME Journal. 8, 6, p. 1153-1165 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermophilic bacterium
water mass
marine sediment

Dispersal of thermophilic Desulfotomaculum endospores into Baltic Sea sediments over thousands of years

de Rezende, J. R., Kjeldsen, K. U., Hubert, C. R. J., Finster, K., Loy, A. & Barker Jørgensen, B. Jan 2013 In : ISME Journal. 7, 1, p. 72-84 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Baltic Sea
Oceans and Seas

A constant flux of diverse thermophilic bacteria into the cold Arctic seabed

Hubert, C. R. J., Loy, A., Nickel, M., Arnosti, C., Baranyi, C., Brüchert, V., Ferdelman, T., Finster, K., Christensen, F. M., de Rezende, J. R., Vandieken, V. & Barker Jørgensen, B. 18 Sep 2009 In : Science. 325, 5947, p. 1541-1544 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oceans and Seas
Geologic Sediments