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Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Hinrichs (photo: DFG/Ausserhofer)
The Hinrichs Lab in Organic Geochemistry is located in the MARUM Center for Marine Environmental Research at the Uni- versity of Bremen. Our educational activities are embedded in the curricula of the Department of Geosciences where Kai-Uwe Hinrichs teaches as Professor of Organic Geochemistry.
We are broadly concerned with organic matter in the environ- ment and in geological systems. This naturally produced organic material, consisting of the fossilized remains of plants and animals, is on the one hand an important regulator of our planet’s redox balance and on the other hand a superb pool of information on geobiological processes. With our research we aim to decipher this information. As international group of chemists, geologists, oceanographers, and biologists, we are tackling exciting research problems in geobiology and biogeochemistry while crossing the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines.
Click here to learn more about our overarching research questions, projects, team, techniques, publications, and about options to pursue an academic education in the Hinrichs Lab.
Goldschmidt Conference 2013
The 23rd Goldschmidt conference will cover 24 themes in the field of Geochemistry. Abstract submission deadline: April 12, 2013. More...
|August 25-30, 2013|
IMOG 2013 - 26th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry
The official biennial conference of the European Association of Organic Geochemists (EAOG), will be the largest meeting on Organic Geochemistry with >500 participants from all over the world. Deadline for abstract submission: February 1, 2013. More...
|Costa Adeje, Tenerife, Spain|
|September 16-20, 2013|
MARUM Research Award
December 2012: Matthias Kellermann was rewarded with the „MARUM Research Award for Marine Geosciences 2012“ for his outstanding PhD thesis "Lipid biomolecules reveal patterns of microbial metabolism in extreme environment". More...
IODP Expedition 337 on marumTV
November 2012: IODP Expedition 337 has drilled 2466 m deep into the seafloor to investigate the deep biosphere associated with coal beds in the continental margin off Japan.
New paper in the Proccedings of the National Academy of Sciences
November 2012: Matthias Kellermann and colleagues have used dual stable isotope probing to investigate carbon flow in methane-rich, hydrothermally heated sediments of the Guaymas Basin. They find that methane-oxidizing ANME-1 archaea are chemoorganoautotrophs and not methanotrophs. Full article.
New paper in Limnology and Oceanography
November 2012: Lars Wörmer and colleagues have investigated the distribution of heterocyst glycolipids in cyanobacteria and the environment. They find that these lipids have biomarker potential for applications in both ecological and paleoenvironmental studies. Full article.