News from ICBM
Franziska Frank has recently been awarded for the best final assignment in 2017 at the graduation ceremony of the Oldenburg University, Faculty V. She did her correspondend research at the ICBM research group Planktology.
The German branch of the 3rd International Year of the Reef (IYOR 2018) has been officially opened on 28 January in Dusseldorf, Germany during the trade fair „boot“. On this occasion, the ICBM was represented by Prof. Dr. Peter Schupp, head of the research group Environmental Biochemistry at the Institute. For several years, Schupp and his group have been investigating different aspects of reef-forming corals.
The recent issue of the Oldenburg University research magazine EINBLICKE informs on the research subject of ICBM scientist Oliver Wurl
The biologist and head of the ICBM research group Biology of Geological Processes Prof. Dr. Meinhard Simon has recently been approved as Vice President for Research and Transfer at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.
With the "Special Award for Course Evaluation", Dr. Oliver Wurl (2. from the left) from the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) has been honored yesterday.
One of the most important groups of marine bacteria is the focus of the Collaborative Research Centre "Roseobacter". With 9.7 million euros, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is now funding the project for another four years.
Providing school leavers and students with professional prospects in the peripherals of an academic formation is the aim of the Jade Career Day at the Jade Hochschule in Wilhelmshaven. As in preceding years, on November 22 the ICBM participated in this traditionally well visited show of educational offers.
On September 27th the travelling exhibition Ocean Plastics Lab has been inaugurated by the German Federal Minister of Education and Research, Johanna Wanka, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, and President of the Regional Council of Piedmont, Mauro Laus. The ICBM made several contributions to the content of the exhibition, such as a video interview of ICBM professor Jörg-Olaf Wolff, further video material, texts and pictures. The Ocean Plastics Lab comprises exhibits and contributions from over 50 partners from 5 continents. Next stop on the exhibition’s tour will be Paris from 4-17 November 2017.
About 50 guests and staff members celebrated the 15th anniversary of the ICBM Time Series Station (TSS) in a commemorative event near the island of Spiekeroog and in Wilhelmshaven on Thursday 7th September.
A team of researchers from the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) in Berlin and the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) at University of Oldenburg has analysed the largest freshwater bacterium, Achromatium oxaliferum. The results are stunning.