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Microbial Ecophysiology

The Microbial Ecophysiology group at the University of Bremen is part of the Bremen Marine Ecology Centre for Research & Education (BreMarE) and associated with MARUM, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences. Our main research interests are anaerobic microbial processes in sediments and soils, and the functional biodiversity of microorganisms involved.

New publications

New preprint: Yin X, Wu W, Maeke M, Richter-Heitmann T,  Kulkarni AC, Oni OE, Wendt J, Elvert M, Friedrich MW (2019) CO2 conversion to methane and biomass in obligate methylotrophic methanogens in marine sediments, bioRxiv

New preprint: Fiore-Donno AM, Richter-Heitmann T, Degrune F, Dumack K, Regan K, Marhan S, Boeddinghaus R, Rillig M, Friedrich MW, Kandeler E, Bonkowski M (2019) Environmental selection and spatiotemporal structure of a major group of soil protists (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) in a temperate grassland. bioRxiv

Aromokeye DA, Richter-Heitmann T, Oni OE, Kulkarni A, Yin X, Kasten S, Friedrich MW (2018) Temperature Controls Crystalline Iron(III)  Oxide Utilization by Microbial Communities in Methanic Ferruginous Marine Sediment Incubations. Front Microbiol 9: 2574

Fortney NW, He S, Kulkarni A, Friedrich MW, Holz C, Boyd ES, Roden EE (2018) Stable isotope probing of microbial iron reduction in Chocolate Pots hot spring, Yellowstone National Park. Appl. Environ. Microbiol.

Potter Cove, King George Island (© D. Aromokeye)


April 2, 2019. Arianna Trafeli started her master project on metal reducing microorganisms.

March 20, 2019. Dr. Guowei Zhou arrived. Guowei will work on functional "omics" in marine sediments.

March 14, 2019. The sampling campaign at Carlini Station was successfully finished, and David returned to Bremen. Welcome back!

January, 1st, 2019. David has started working at Carlini Station.

December 17, 2018. David is on expedition to Carlini Station, King George Island.

November 22, 2018. David Aromokeye defended his PhD thesis sucessfully. Congratulations, David!

Open positions

PhD position for three years available, starting 1.7.2019

© AG Friedrich, MW Friedrich
© Marum


Prof. Dr. Michael W. Friedrich

Mikrobielle Ökophysiologie
Fachbereich 2 • Biologie/Chemie

Leobener Straße 3
NW2-building, room A2100
D-28359 Bremen / Germany

Phone: +49(0)421 218 63 060
Fax:      +49(0)421 218 63 069
Email:  michael.friedrich(ät)uni-bremen.de


Sabine Limberg

Leobener Straße 3
NW2-building, room B2240
D-28359 Bremen / Germany

Phone: +49(0)421 218 63 221
Fax:       +49(0)421 218 63 069
Email:    sekrmoep(ät)uni-bremen.de 

How to find us:

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