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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

Academic education and positions held

Since 2016 Head of Research Group of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Insitute for Marine Microbiology
Since 2011 Professor of Biogeochemistry, University Bremen
Since 2009 Director, Biogeochemistry Department,
Max Planck Insitute for Marine Microbiology
May 2005 - July 2009 Head of the Independent Junior Research  Group "Nutrient" at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology.
Sept 2003 - April 2005

Scientist, Department of Biogeochemistry,
Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology.

Jan 2001 - Sept 2003

Post doctoral fellow, Department of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute of Marine Microbiology.

Aug 1996 - Dec 2000

Graduate student in Geosciences; University of Utrecht.
Graduated cum laude September 2001.
Dissertation title: Mechanisms and biogeochemical implications of the mid-Cretaceous global organic carbon burial events. Advisor: Dr. Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté.

Sept 1992 - Sept 1995

M. Sc. in Chemistry; University of Nijmegen (KUN);
Specialisation: Organic Chemistry.

Sept 1988 - June 1992 B. Sc. in Chemistry; Advanced Laboratory Education (HLO); Sittard; Specialisation: Organic Chemistry.


Honors and awards


Elected Member of the European Academy of Sciences


Schenck Award

European Association of Organic Geochemistry


IRPE Prize in marine ecology

Inter-Research Science Center


Third party-funded projects (current)

2016 - 2020

Bime (Barrier island mass effect)

 NMWK / ICBM              

2012 - 2017

Marum Excellence Cluster Project 'Particle flux, carbon turnover and nutrient regeneration'

2016 - 2019  
DFG - Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 754 'N-losses and nutrient regeneration in oxygen minimum zone waters with emphasis on micro-niches'


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