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Graduated Doctoral Researchers



Su Ding

Dr. Su Ding (associated)

2019

Former project: A02
Supervisor: Gerd Gleixner (MPI-BGC Jena)


PhD thesis: "Biogeochemical importance of membrane lipids for ecosystem research"


Current: Postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands


Nawras Ghanem

Dr. Nawras Ghanem

2019

Former project: A01

Supervisor: Lukas Y. Wick (UFZ Leipzig)


PhD thesis: "Phages as vectors and indicators of biological information in the Earth's Critical Zone (PHAGE)"


Tobias Jochum

Dr. Tobias Jochum 

2017

Former project: B03

Supervisor: Torsten Frosch (IPHT Jena)


PhD thesis: "Highly sensitive Raman spectroscopy of biogenic gases"



Swanatar Kumar

Dr. Swatantar Kumar (associated) 

2018

Former project: A03

Supervisor: Kirsten Küsel, Martina Herrmann (FSU Jena)


PhD thesis: "Elucidation of the Microbial Nitrogen Cycle in the Subsurface - Key Microbial Players and Processes"


Current: Postdoctoral researcher at the Biological Sciences Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA  99352 USA


Katharina Reichel

Dr. Katharina Lehmann

2018

Former Project: C03

Supervisor: Kai Uwe Totsche (FSU Jena)


PhD thesis: "Tracking the release, transport, and transformation of soil-borne colloids"


Current: Postdoctoral researcher in project C05 in the CRC AquaDiva, Jena


ali nawaz

Dr. Ali Nawaz

2019 (summa cum laude)

Former Project: A03

Supervisors: François Buscot, Tesfaye Wubet (UFZ Halle)


PhD thesis: "Microbiome of the terrestrial subsurface aquifer system in the Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory"




Martin Nowak

Dr. Martin Nowak (associated) 

2017

Former project: B03

Supervisor: Susan Trumbore (MPI-BGC Jena)


PhD thesis: "The role of microbial CO2 fixation for belowground carbon cycling and its influence on carbon isotopic signatures"


Current: Bayrisches Landesamt für Umwelt





Carsten Simon

Dr. Carsten Simon  (associated)

2020

Former project: A02
Supervisors: Gerd Gleixner (MPI-BGC Jena)


PhD thesis: "Identification of ecosystem-specific markers in terrestrial dissolved organic matter (DOM) by Orbitrap mass spectrometry"







Former Scientists



Dr. Thomas Behrendt


Former project: B03 (group Prof. Trumbore, MPI-BGC Jena)

Current: Postdoctoral researcher in Australia


Nicolas Dalla Valle


Former project: B02 (group Prof. Reichstein, MPI-BGC Jena)



Benny Fischer


Former project: C03 (group Prof. Totsche, FSU Jena)



Michael Gaspar


Former project: A04 (groups Prof. Küsel and Prof. Marz, FSU Jena)

Current: ‎zollsoft GmbH


Dr. Christine Hess


Former project: D04 (group Prof. Küsel, FSU Jena)

Current: Coordination team of the eTEACH network Thuringia


Dr. Stefanie Meyer


Former project: B01 (group Prof. Michalzik, FSU Jena)

Current: Medical Center LMU Munich


Martina Müller


Former project: A04 (group Prof. von Bergen, UFZ Leipzig)



Dr. Katharina Roß


Former project: B04 (group Prof. Attinger, UFZ Leipzig)

Current: Research Associate, ‎Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institut, EMI


Dr. Vanessa-Nina Roth


Former project: A02 (group Prof. Gleixner, MPI-BGC Jena)



Dr. Anna Rusznyak


Former project: D04 (group Prof. Küsel, FSU Jena)

Current: Scientific Coordinator, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Halle


Dr. Anna Späthe


Former project: D04 (group Prof. Küsel, FSU Jena)

Current: Coordinator GRK 2101, Abbe School of Photonics, Jena