PD Dr. Gernot Arp

Research Unit 571 (DFG-FOR 571) Geobiology of organo- and biofilms: Coupling of the geosphere and the biosphere by microbial processes
Biodiversity and DNA-Taxonomy of Algae and Cyanobacteria in calcifying Biofilms
Control of Mineralization Processes by heterotrophic and autotrophic Prokaryotes in high-pCO2-Biofilms of tufa systems

Dr.Martin Blumenberg

2011-2014:
Aerobic and anaerobic methane turnover in the water column of the central Baltic Sea (Gotland- and Landsort-Deep; DFG; 2011-2014)
2007-2013:
Biosynthesis and geochemical fate of hopanoids in anoxic environments (DFG; ‘Eigene Stelle’; 2007-2013)
2008-2011:
Microbial life at hydrothermal vents and in sulfide deposits (DFG; SPP 1144; 2008-2011)
2008-2011:
Functioning of microbial communities fuelled by the anaerobic oxidation of methane (DFG; 2008-2011)

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedl, CRC (EPSAG University of Göttingen)

Biodiversity and DNA-Taxonomy of Algae and Cyanobacteria in calcifying Biofilms

Dr. Steffen Kiel

Effects of oceanographic changes on the evolution of the deep-sea methane-seep fauna
Paleoecology of ancient brachiopod-dominated seeps
Osedax: The fossil history of a bone-eating worm

Dr. Andreas Reimer

Control of Mineralization Processes by heterotrophic and autotrophic Prokaryotes in high-pCO2-Biofilms of tufa systems

Prof. Dr. Joachim Reitner

Struktur und Funktionszusammenhänge von Metabolismus und Biomineralisation in mikrobiell anaerob Methan-oxidierenden Lebensgemeinschaften
2008 - 2011: Reitner J., Thiel V., Hansen B., Simon K. (Teilprojekt von FOR 571, s. u.):Mikrobielle Biomineralisationsprozesse, Biogeochemie und Biodiversität chemolithotropher Mikroorganismen im Tunnel von Äspö (Schweden)

Prof. Dr. Volker Thiel

2011-2014:
Aerobic and anaerobic methane turnover in the water column of the central Baltic Sea (Gotland- and Landsort-Deep; DFG; 2011-2014)
2008 - 2011:
Biomarker analysis (molecular imaging) of small samples using time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS)
2008 - 2011:
Research Unit 571 (DFG-FOR 571) 'Geobiology of organo- and biofilms', subproject 6 - Thiel V.: ToF-SIMS imaging mass spectrometry of microbial systems.
Microbial Biomineralization, Biogeochemistry and Biodiversity of chemolithotrophic Microorganisms in the Tunnel of Äspö (Sweden)
The Phylogeny of Calcareous Sponges (Calcarea, Porifera)
Lipid biomarkers in Cold Seeps of the Pacific Northwest ( USA ): Origin, Heterogeneity and Molecular Fossils (2007-2008)