Work packages

Work packages in the context of four levels of complexity, color coded by discipline. In the most simplified scenario, only abiotic processed are considered, excluding biotic and enzymatic reactions. At the next level of complexity, single strains of organisms excrete and metabolize molecules. True ecological interactions between organisms, and molecules and organisms are considered at the next level of experimental settings. In addition, comparative studies of different marine environments will be considered in field studies. Interdisciplinary teams crossing the traditional borders of chemistry, biology, mathematics, and engineering will work jointly together at most levels. To ensure the interdisciplinary character in all subprojects, all PhD students will be advised by a team of three researchers representing at least two of the core disciplines.