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Prof. Dr. Meinhard Simon

  • 1974
    Graduation (Abitur) from Freie Waldorfschule Benefeld
  • 1974 – 1976
    Study of Biology at the University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1976 – 1980
    Study of Biology at the University of Freiburg, Germany Subjects: Limnology, Microbiology, Biochemistry
  • 1981 – 1985
    Dissertation at the University of FreiburgThesis title: The significance of freely suspended and particle-associated bacteria for the turnover of organic matter in lake Constance
  • 1986 – 1988
    Postdoctoral stay at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, USA, with Farooq Azam
  • 1988 – 1992
    Research Associate at the University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1992
    Habilitation, University of Konstanz, Thesis title: The significance of freely suspended and particle-associated bacteria for the turnover of organic matter in Lake Constance
  • 1992 – 1997
    Senior Research Associate at the University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1992 – 1996
    Temporary director of the Limnological Institute at the University of Konstanz
  • Since 1997
    Full professorship "Biology of Geological Processes" at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM), University of Oldenburg, Germany
  • 2001 - 2003
    Acting director of the ICBM 
  • 2007
    Second term in office as director
  • Since 2010
    Head of the Collaborative Research Center Transregio 51: Ecology, Physiology and Molecular Biology of the Roseobacter clade: Towards a System Biology Understanding of a Globally Important Clade of Marine Bacteria
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