Abteilung Biogeochemie

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Abteilung Biogeochemie

Prof. Dr. Marcel Kuypers

MPI for Marine Microbiology
Celsiusstr. 1
D-28359 Bremen




+49 421 2028-602

Prof. Dr. Marcel Kuypers

The Department of Biogeochemistry investigates the pathways, interactions and environmental regulation of microbial processes that control the cycling of bioactive elements in the Ocean.

Biogeochemistry Group

Research in the Biogeochemistry Department focuses on microbiological and geochemical processes that control bioactive element cycling in the marine environment. We employ geochemical, microbiological, modeling, molecular and single-cell techniques to study the environmental regulation of these processes, and their effects on the global biogeochemical cycles. Our goal is to provide fundamental insights into microbial mediated processes in the Ocean that ultimately affect Ocean chemistry, biology and climate, and vital input for models used to predict potential future changes resulting from human activities.

Microbial Physiology Group

The new Microbial Physiology Group, headed by Boran Kartal, is dedicated to find new biogeochemical reactions, understand microbial physiology and microbial interactions. This information will be used to better understand the activities and interactions of key microorganisms in bioactive element cycling.

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