Aquifer Biogeochemistry

Aquifer Bacteria

Team leader: Carsten Vogt

Tel.: + 49 (0) 341 235 1357
Fax.: +49 (0) 341 235 450822

We investigate microbial processes of major element cycles (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, sulphur) in subsurface systems, especially those taking place in the absence of molecular oxygen. Special emphasis is placed on questions related to biodegradation of hydrocarbons; we aim to elucidate degradation pathways and to identify key degraders in model cultures and under in situ conditions at contaminated sites. State-of-the-art stable isotope methods – compound specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA) and stable isotope probing (SIP) – are essential tools of our experimental research. A strong cooperation with several departments of the UFZ and external partners is a central point of our working group.

Team members:

Aquifer Biogeochemnistry Group Photo

Post-Doctoral Researchers:

PhD Students:
Andreas Keller (UFZ-funded)
Nina Sophie Keller (TESTUM)
Michaela Löffler (ANGUS II)
Manman Wei (UFZ-funded, CoTra-Project)
Conrad Dorer; external
Xi Wei (DFG, SPP 1319); external

Guests/Undergraduate Students/Apprentice/Hiwi:
Samuel Eziuzor (DAAD fellowship)
Shuchan Peng (CSC)

Stephanie Hinke