Marine Biogeochemistry

Geomicrobiology

Research topics and interests

Biogeochemical cycling of Fe, H2, S and C in benthic habitats

  sediments

  rocks

  biofilms

  hydrothermally influenced habitats

 

Bio-geo coupling and processes in the water-sediment interface

  microbe-mineral interactions

  biological ligand production

 

Bioresources

  harvesting H2- and C-converting enzymes from the environment (metagenome)

  development of activity-based screening technology

 

Possible impacts of deep sea mining

  microbe-mineral interactions

  microbially mediated chemical reactions

 

Deep sea technology

  in situ incubation experiments

Contact

Prof. Dr. Mirjam Perner

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre of Ocean Research Kiel

Wischhofstr. 1-3
Building 12, Room 334
D-24148 Kiel

Phone: +49-431-600-2837
E-Mail: mperner@geomar.de


Office: 

Marion Liebetrau

Phone: +49-(0)431-600-2847
Fax: +49-(0)431-600-2941
E-Mail: mliebetrau@geomar.de