Background and activities

Research Interest

  • Microbial ecology
  • Microbial communities - Interactions among microbes in different aquatic environments
  • Method development for correlative multiscale multimodal imaging


Selected Publications

Luef B, Frischkorn KR, Wrighton KC, Holman H-YN, Birarda G, Thomas BC, Singh A, Williams KH, Siegerist CE, Tringe SG, Downing KH, Comolli LR, and Banfield JF (2015). Diverse uncultivated ultra-small bacterial cells in groundwater. Nature Communications 6:6372 doi: 10.1038/ncomms7372

Luef B, Fakra SC, Csencsits R, Wrighton KC, Williams KH, Wilkins MJ, Downing KH, Long PE, Comolli LR and Banfield JF (2013) Iron-reducing bacteria accumulate ferric oxyhydroxide nanoparticle aggregates that may support planktonic growth. The ISME Journal 7: 338–350

Knierim B, Luef B, Wilmes P, Auer M, Webb RI, Comolli LR and Banfield JF (2011) Correlative microscopy for phylogenetic and ultrastructural characterization of microbial communities. Environmental Microbiology Report 4:36-41

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications