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PD Dr. Bert Engelen

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Former group leader

Prof. Dr. Heribert Cypionka 

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Welcome to the Paleomicrobiology Group

The former head of the working group, Prof. Dr. Heribert Cypionka, has retired on October 1st 2018. The focus of his scientific work was the physiology of anaerobic bacteria and the activity of bacteria and archaea within the so-called deep biosphere beneath the seafloor. Until a successor of Professor Cypionka is found, the working group will temporarily be administrated by PD Dr. Bert Engelen. In the future, the research field will be continued, designated as "Benthic Microbiology". 

 

Current research:

  • Distribution, diversity and metabolic potential of benthic representatives of the Roseobacter group
  • Composition and activity of bacterial communities along the freshwater outflow of a subterranean estuary
  • Influence of viruses on the composition of organic molecules and microbial communities in marine sediments

Aktuelles

Blogarticle in ForschungsNotizen Jade-Oldenburg by Janneke Mertens-Fabian (in German)

Neue Forschungs­methode aus Japan für Oldenburg:

"Mara Heinrichs vom Institut für Chemie und Biologie des Meeres (ICBM) erforscht den Einfluss von Viren auf Bakterien in der Tiefsee, die dort wichtige Schlüsselprozesse wie den Abbau von organischem Material und die Regeneration von Nährstoffen beeinflussen. Bei einem Forschungsaufenthalt in Japan lernte sie eine neue Untersuchungsmethode kennen, die sie in Oldenburg etablieren will."

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Der verborgene Fluss in die Nordsee: 

"Grundlagenforschung, und das direkt vor der Haustür, kann super spannend sein: das durfte ich im März auf Spiekeroog selbst erleben. Das Verbundprojekt BIME untersucht Grundwasseraustritte in die Nordsee und deren Auswirkungen."

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Key publications:

  • Pohlner M, Dlugosch L, Wemheuer B, Mills H, Engelen B, Reese BK (2019) The Majority of Active Rhodobacteraceae in Marine Sediments Belong to Uncultured Genera: A Molecular Approach to Link Their Distribution to Environmental Conditions. Front Microbiol 10:659.
  • Engelhardt T, Kallmeyer J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2014) High virus-to-cell ratios indicate on-going production of viruses in deep subsurface sediments. ISME J 8:1503–1509.
  • Fichtel K, Logemann J, Fichtel J, Rullkötter J, Cypionka H, Engelen B (2015) Temperature and pressure adaptation of a sulfate reducer from the deep subsurface. Front Microbiol, 6:1078.
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