Publication list

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  • Lanham, A. B., Oehmen, A., Saunders, A.M., Carvalho, G., Nielsen, P.H., Reis, M.A.M., (2013) A Microbial and metabolic investigation of full-scale EBPR wastewater treatment plants. Water Research. 47 (19), 7032-7041
  • Albertsen, M., Saunders, A. M., Nielsen, K. L., & Nielsen, P. H. (2013). Metagenomes obtained by “deep sequencing” – what do they tell about the enhanced biological phosphorus removal communities? Water Science and Technology, 68(9), 1959–68.
  • McIlroy, S., Albertsen, M., Andresen, E., Saunders, A.M., Kristiansen, R., Stokholm-Bjerregaard, M., Nielsen, K.L., Nielsen, P.H. (2013) “Candidatus Competibacter”-lineage genomes retrieved from metagenomes reveal functional metabolic diversity. ISME Journal. Advance on-line
  • Saunders, A. M., Mielczarek, A. T., Albertsen, M., and Nielsen, P.H. (2013) Comparison of nutrient-removing microbial communities in activated sludge from full-scale MBRs and conventional plants. Water Science and Technology. 68 (2): 366-71
  • Mielczarek, A. T., Saunders, A. M., Larsen, P., Albertsen, M., Stevenson, M., Nielsen, J. L. and Nielsen, P.H. (in press) The Microbial Database for Danish wastewater treatment plants with nutrient removal (MiDas-DK) – a tool for understanding activated sludge population dynamics and community stability. Water Science and Technology. 67 (11): 2519-26.
  • Bugge, T. V., Larsen, P., Saunders, A. M., Kragelund, C., Wybrandt, L., Keiding, K., Nielsen, P. H. (2013). Filtration properties of activated sludge in municipal MBR wastewater treatment plants are related to microbial community structure. Water Research. 47 (17): 6719–6730
  • Kristiansen R., Nguyen, H.T., Saunders A.M., Nielsen, J.L., Wimmer, R., Le, V.Q., McIlroy, S.J., Petrovski, S., Seviour, R.J., Calteau, A., Nielsen, K.L., Nielsen, P.H. (2013) A metabolic model for members of the genus Tetrasphaera involved in enhanced biological phosphorus removal. ISME Journal. 7: 543–554


  • Shipovskov, S., Saunders, A.M., Nielsen, J.S., Hansen, M.H., Gothelf, K.V., Ferapontova, E.E. (2012) Electrochemical sandwich assay for attomole analysis of DNA and RNA from beer spoilage bacteria Lactobacillus brevis. Biosensors and Bioelectronics. 37 (1): 99-106.
  • Kristiansen, A., Saunders, A.M., Hansen, A.A., Nielsen, P.H. Nielsen, J.L. (2012) Community Structure of Fungi and Bacteria in Pig Confinement Building Bioaerosols. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 80 (2):390-401.
  • Nielsen, P. H., Saunders, A.M., Hansen, A.A., Larsen, P., Nielsen, J. L. (2012) Microbial communities involved in enhanced biological phosphorus removal from wastewater – a model system in environmental biotechnology. Current Opinion in Biotechnology. 23 (3):452-9.
  • Albertsen M., Hansen L.B.S., Saunders A.M., Nielsen P.H., and Nielsen K.L. (2012). A metagenome of a full-scale microbial community carrying out enhanced biological phosphorus removal. ISME Journal, 6 (6):1094-106.


  • Nielsen, P. H., Mielczarek, A. T., Kragelund, C., Saunders, A.M., Nielsen, J. L., Vollertsen, J. (2010) A conceptual ecosystem model of enhanced biological phosphorus removal. Water Research. 44 (17): 5070-88.
  • Ferapontova, E. E., Hansen, M.N., Saunders, A.M., Shipovskov, S., Sutherland, D.S. and Gothelf, K.V. (2010) Electrochemical DNA Sandwich Assay with a Lipase Label for Attomole Detection of DNA. Royal Society of Chemistry Communications. 46 (11): 1836-1838.
  • Thomsen, T.R., Aasholm, M.S., Rudkjøbing, V.B., Saunders, A.M., Bjarnsholt, T., Givskov, M., Kirketerp-Møller, K., Nielsen, P.H. (2010) The bacteriology of chronic venous leg ulcer examined by culture-independent molecular methods. Wound Repair and Regeneration. 18 (1): 38-49.


  • Saunders, A.M., Kristiansen, A., Lund, M.B., Revsbech, N.P. and Schramm, A. (2009) Persistence of Bacteroidales Fecal Indicators in Unchlorinated Drinking Water. Systematic and Applied Microbiology. 32 (5): 362-370.
  • Skovhus, T.L., Højris, B., Saunders, A.M., Thomsen, T.R., Agerbaek, M., Larsen, J. (2009) Practical use of new microbiology tools in oil production. SPE Production and Operations 24 (1): 180-186.
  • Herrmann, M., Saunders, A.M., and Schramm, A. (2009) Effect of Lake Trophic Status and Rooted Macrophytes on Diversity and Abundance of Ammonia-oxidizing Prokaryotes in Freshwater Sediments. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75 (10): 3127-3136.


  • Herrmann, M., Saunders, A.M., and Schramm, A.. (2008) Archaea Dominate the Ammonia-Oxidizing Community in the Rhizosphere of the Freshwater Macrophyte Littorella uniflora. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 74: 3279-3283.
  • Gu, A.Z., Saunders, A., Neethling, J.B., Stensel, H.D., Blackall, L.L. (2008) Functionally relevant microorganisms to enhanced biological phosphorus removal performance at full-scale wastewater treatment plants in the United States. Water Environ. Res. 80(8):688-698.


  • Skovhus, T.L., Højris, B., Saunders, A.M., Thomsen, T.R., Agerbaek, M., Larsen, J. (2007) Practical use of new microbiology tools in oil production. Offshore Europe Conference – Proceedings, pp. 646-653
  • Saunders, A.M., Mabbett, A., McEwan, A.G. and Blackall, L.L. (2007)  Proton motive force generation from stored polymers for the uptake of acetate under anaerobic conditions. FEMS Microbiology Letters. 274(2):245-51.


  • Oehmen, A., Saunders, A.M., Vives, M.T., Yuan, Z., Keller, J. (2006) Competition between polyphosphate and glycogen accumulating organisms in enhanced biological phosphorus removal systems with acetate and propionate as carbon sources. Journal of Biotechnology. 123(1):22-32.
  • Meyer, R.L., Saunders A.M., Blackall L.L. (2006) Putative glycogen-accumulating organisms belonging to the Alphaproteobacteria identified through rRNA-based stable isotope probing. Microbiology. 152(2):419-29.
  • Oehmen, A., Zeng R.J., Saunders A.M., Blackall L.L., Keller J., Yuan Z. (2006) Anaerobic and aerobic metabolism of glycogen-accumulating organisms selected with propionate as the sole carbon source. Microbiology. 152(9):2767-78.


  • Bollmann, A., Schmidt, I., Saunders, A.M., Nicolaisen, M.H. (2005) Influence of starvation on potential ammonia-oxidizing activity and amoA mRNA levels of Nitrosospira briensis. Applied and Environmenntal Microbiology. 71 (3): 1276-1282.


  • Pijuan M., Saunders, A. M., Guisasola, A., Baeza, J.A., Casas, C., and Blackall, L.L. (2004)  Enhanced biological phosphorus removal in a sequencing batch reactor using propionate as the sole carbon source. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 85: 56-67.


  • Meyer, R.L., Saunders, A.M., Zeng, R.J., Keller, J. and Blackall, L.L. (2003) Microscale structure and function of anaerobic–aerobic granules containing glycogen accumulating organisms. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 45: 253-261.
  • Yeates, C., Saunders, A.M., Crocetti, G.R., and Blackall, L.L. (2003) Limitations of the widely used GAM42a and BET42a probes targeting bacteria in the Gammaproteobacteria radiation.  Microbiology. 149: 1239–1247.
  • Zeng, R.J., Saunders, A.M., Yuan, Z., Blackall, L.L. and Keller, J. (2003) Identification and comparison of aerobic and denitrifying polyphosphate-accumulating organisms. Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 83 (2): 140-148.
  • Saunders, A.M., Oehmen, A., Yuan, Z., Blackall, L.L., and Keller, J. (2003) Survey of the Performance and Operation of Australian Treatment Plants Performing Enhanced Biological Phosphorous Removal. Water Science and Technology. 47 (11): 37–43.


  • Blackall, L.L., Crocetti, G.R., Saunders, A.M. and Bond, P.L. (2002) Activated sludge – microbiology of phosphorous removal. In The Encyclopaedia of Environmental Microbiology, 1st Ed. G. Bitton. (eds) New York: Wiley-Interscience.
  • Blackall, L.L., Crocetti, G.R., Saunders, A.M. and Bond, P.L. (2002) A review and update of the microbiology of enhanced biological phosphorus removal in wastewater treatment plants. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 81 (1-4): 681-691
  • Batstone, D.J., Landelli, J., Saunders, A.M., Webb, R.I., Blackall, L.L. and Keller, J. (2002) The influence of calcium on granular sludge on a full-scale UASB treating paper mill wastewater. Water Science and Technology. 45 (10):187-193.