Organohalide Geomicrobiology

Organohalide Geomicrobiology Group Photo


Team leader: Ivonne Nijenhuis

ivonne.nijenhuis@ufz.de
personal website Ivonne Nijenhuis

Phone +49 (0) 341 235 1356 // Fax +49 (0) 341 235 450822

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Permoserstrasse 15, 04318 Leipzig Unit Location Plan


We investigate the anaerobic microbial transformation of halogenated organic contaminants in contaminated aquifers and at surface-groundwater interfaces. We investigate the interactions of the microbiology with the environment, develop new approaches using compound specific stable isotope analysis for the in situ assessment of biodegradation and for the understanding of the reaction mechanisms.


Team members

PhD Students:

Jan Birkigt (SAB)
Steffi Franke (FOR 1530)
Yaqing Liu (CSC)
Diana Wolfram (COTRA)
Angela Woods (CSI:ENVIRONMENT)
Marlen Pörtitz (Associated, University Halle)
Natalija Ivdra (CSI:ENVIRONMENT)

Guests/Undergraduate Students/Apprentice/HiWi: 

Imran Khan
Florian Tscherniki

Former

Danuta Cichocka FHNW Basel
Marie Markantonis (Schmidt) University Milan
Safdar Bashir University of Agriculture Faisalabad
Sara Herrero Martin ZALF Müncheberg
Kevin Kuntze UFZ
Julian Renpenning ISOBIO UFZ

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