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HAUSGARTEN Deep sea observatory

© S. Becker, MARUM

In summer 2016 and 2017 we joined the two expedition cruises PS99 and PS107 onboard the german research vessel Polarstern. The sampling took place in the Arctic long term ecological research site HAUSGARTEN located in the Fram Strait between Spitsbergen and Greenland. more


Helgoland spring bloom campaign

© S. Becker, MARUM

In 2016 and 2017 we joined the two spring bloom sampling campaigns partnering the DFG research unit FOR 2406 (Proteogenomics Of Marine Polyssacharide Utilization (POMPU)). The sampling took place at the long term ecological research site Helgoland Roads located in the German Bight. more



Protein structure determination at particle accelerators

© S. Becker, MARUM

In order to solve the 3D structure and the mechanisms behind carbohydrate active enzymes (CAZymes) and carbohydrate binding proteins (CBMs) we use X-ray chrystallography. On a regular basis, we travel for example to Hamburg to use the brilliant storage ring based X-ray source PETRA III at the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY). more