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International workshop on MARINE GEOMICROBIOLOGY


  • Sandbjerg Manor, Denmark
  • August 28 to September 1, 2017

The Workshop marks the 10 years of the Center for Geomicrobiology, Aarhus University and the Retirement of Professor Bo Barker Jørgensen

Energy is the basis for life. The energy is harvested from sunlight, from chemical reactions and even from electric currents. Bacteria and archaea have developed an amazing diversity of means to combine oxidized and reduced chemical species in the environment for their energy metabolism.

During this international workshop we will explore how microorganisms in the ocean and seabed drive key processes of element cycling through their energy metabolism. We will focus on recent discoveries and on open questions that provoke curiosity and require new research. The workshop will be held in an informal scientific community atmosphere and will encourage free discussion and presentation of preliminary or unpublished research and ideas.

We invite researchers and students from different relevant disciplines to participate in the workshop in order to discuss exciting aspects of marine geomicrobiology and stimulate new thinking and new approaches.

The workshop will take place by the sea in southern Denmark at the beautiful Sandbjerg Manor, which was built in 1788 as the mansion of the old estate Sandbjerg and which was donated in 1954 to Aarhus University.

On this website you find more information on the scientific background for the workshop and the practical aspects of participating.

Bo Barker Jørgensen
Hans Røy
Kasper Urup Kjeldsen


The workshop is organized by the Center for Geomicrobiology at Aarhus University with the following conveners from the Center:

Bo Barker Jørgensen

Kasper Urup Kjeldsen

Hans Røy

Further local organizers are:

Maj Thimm Carlsen, Sissel Rønning, Lara Jochum, Caitlin Petro and Inga Barker Jørgensen