Corina Brussaard

SCOR Secretary (2014-2018)


Corina Brussaard is a senior scientist at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. Her research focuses on marine viral ecology, including temporal and spatial dynamics of marine viruses and their hosts, functional relationships of specific viruses to their algal hosts, the mortality rates of phytoplankton and bacteria from viral infections, the ecological importance of viral lysis to other loss factors (e.g. microzooplanktonlysis on the structure and function of the microbial food web, isolation and characterization of novel marine viruses (including full genome sequencing), developing molecular approaches for viral diversity studies, and studying (under controlled conditions) the interactions between viruses and their hosts in relation to environmentally relevant factors.