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Geo-colloquium programme

Programme of the winter semester 2021


150 Jahre BAM – Wissenschaft mit Wirkung - Science with Impact

LECTURE SERIES: Microbes and Environmental Chemistry: Invisible Actors in Planetary Change

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a series of lectures under the general motto "Science with Impact".

Within this series and in cooperation with the FU Berlin (Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy as well as Geosciences), BAM is organising a special lecture sequence.

Join us for a virtual trip around the world: on six Thursdays from 14 October to 18 November, always from 4 to 6pm.

Six renowned international scientists will share their ground-breaking observations of processes on this planet.

The spotlight is on interactions of living organisms and landscapes /materials as mediators of global change in all regions of the Earth.

SPEAKERS (updated 27.09.2021):

14.10.2021 | Prof. Dr. Todd Ehlers: How Plants Shape Mountains

Chair of Geology, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen
Currently Moore Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, USA

21.10.2021 | Prof. Dr. Liane Benning: Algae darken Greenlands ice – small cells, huge consequences

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences - Head of Section “Interface Geochemistry”
Professor for Interface Geochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin

28.10.2021 | Prof. Dr. Lisa Gieg: Microbes in man-made systems

Lead of geno-MIC “Managing Microbial Corrosion in Canadian Offshore and Onshore Oil Production” project
Professor (Associate), Department of Biological Sciences at University of Calgary, Canada

04.11.2021 | Prof. Dr. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg: Does life drive rock weathering?

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences – Head of Section “Earth Surface Geochemistry”
Professor of the Geochemistry of the Earth Surface, Freie Universität Berlin

11.11.2021 | Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius: Global change microbiology — big questions about small life for our future

Director Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Deputy director MARUM Centre for Marine Environmental Science (MARUM) University Bremen
Professor Max Planck Institute for Marine-Microbiology

18.11.2021 | Prof. Dr. Dirk Wagner: Of survival artists and superheroes — microbial life in terrestrial extreme habitats

Director Department Geochemistry, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Head of Section “Geomicrobiology”
Professor for Geomicrobiology and Geobiology at University of Potsdam

Language: English Where: Online via Webex Access information: see the event page at BAM: Link to event page: https://www.bam.de/Content/DE/Veranstaltungen/2021/2021-10-14-microbes-and-environmental-chemistry.html

Link to homepage: https://www.150.bam.de/



Dr. Andreas Hübner
(FU Berlin)

Research Data Publication: how to do it FAIR and open

Invited by: Elis Hoffmann

The event will be at GeoCampus Lankwitz, lecture Hall G202, and will streamed live on Thursday at 16:15

How to login: TBA

Live video conference: https://bbb.planet.fu-berlin.de/b/geo-gzn-j9j-yc4

1. Introduction by Elis Hoffmann

2. Talk (~ 45 min.)

3. Discussion



Prof. Dr. Jürgen Köpke
(Leibniz Universität Hannover)

Scientific drilling in the Oman ophiolite: new insights into the mechanism of accretion of fast-spreading oceanic crust

Invited by: Harry Becker

The event will be at GeoCampus Lankwitz, lecture Hall G202, and will be streamed live on Thursday at 16:15

How to login: TBA



Dr. Astrid Holzheid
(Universität Kiel)


Invited by: Ralf Milke



Dr. Lieke Melsen
(Wageningen University & Research)

Model development and model use in a social context (tentative title)

Invited by: Theresa Frommen





Dr. Vitor Barrote
(FU Berlin)


Invited by: Elis Hoffmann



Dr. Patricia Martinez-Garzon
(GFZ Potsdam)

Identification of stress loading sources in the brittle crust at various scales: examples from San Andreas fault system and beyond

Invited by: Marco Bohnhoff



Dr. Melanie Sieber
(FU Berlin)

Minerals under high pressure

Invited by: Susan Schorr





Dr. Jolie Egbert
(GFZ Potsdam)

Soil gas analytics in geothermal resource assessment

Invited by: Michael Schneider


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