Biology of Geological Processes

Group Leader

Prof. Dr. Meinhard Simon

Phone: +49-(0)441-798-5361
Fax: +49-(0)441-798-3438


University Oldenburg, Campus Wechloy
Room: W15 1-134
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9-11
26111 Oldenburg

Curriculum vitae

Biology of Geological Processes

Biology of Geological Processes - Aquatic Microbial Ecology


The research of this group focuses on the remineralisation and utilisation of organic material by microorganisms, especially bacteria, within the water column and the surface sediments. A major research question is to identify and characterise these bacteria and their physiological and genetic properties. In addition, we seek to determine the importance of microbial processes associated with particles and suspended material (marine snow) within the water column. The methods are based on traditional microbiological, molecular, culture-independent and highly sensitive analytical measuring procedures.

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We, , Dr. Sara Billerbeck, Prof. Dr. Meinhard Simon und Dr. Helge-Ansgar Giebel, won the award of Excellent Teaching of the University in the category "Best course" for our Biological oceanography practical course of the winter semester 2020/21.

Sorry, following the press release and the winner video is only in German.

News of the University - Winners of excellent teaching.

Award of excellent teaching


  • Restricted lab and office presence due to Corona pandemic. Please wear your masks all the time.
  • Online-meeting of the working group - weekly, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in BBB/StupIP. 
(Changed: 2021-11-30)