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First closed genome of an Altiarchaeum20220428112319

First closed genome of an Altiarchaeum

28. April 2022Project
My name is Sophie Simon, I am a scientist at the University of Duisburg-Essen in the research group for aquatic microbial ecology and I am doing my PhD within the MultiKulti project. Already my master thesis was integrated in the project MultiKulti and during this time I got fascinated by “Nan...
Invitation to first MultiKulti-Webinar20220317134211

Invitation to first MultiKulti-Webinar

17. March 2022Lectures
As part of our webinar series, the MultiKulti group invited Dr. Jens Kallmeyer for an online talk on May 12, 2022....
Searching for extremophiles in the Andernach Geyser20220301144300

Searching for extremophiles in the Andernach Geyser

1. March 2022Project
My name is Katharina Runzheimer, I am a scientist at the German Aerospace Center in the Aerospace Microbiology Research Group. I conduct the research for my PhD thesis as part of the MultiKulti project. My main research interest is the isolation and investigation of extremophilic microorganisms, whi...
Sampling at the Geyser Andernach20211215142205

Sampling at the Geyser Andernach

15. December 2021Project, sampling
On November 30th 2021 the MultiKulti team met at the cold-water geyser in Andernach, Rhineland-Palatinate to take water samples. Germany’s only geyser ejects a fountain up to 70 m high and is driven by outgassing of carbon dioxide, comparable to an ‘eruption’ of a shaken soda bottle. It was created ...
Sampling at the North Sea shore by ICBM20211112194028

Sampling at the North Sea shore by ICBM

12. November 2021Project, sampling
In November 2021, the ICBM took samples of seawater in Dangast, Lower Saxony....
State of Reactor Construction – University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)20211104193502

State of Reactor Construction – University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

4. November 2021Project, reactor
Reactor design is in full swing. After collecting the habitat parameters of the target organisms it has become obvious that we will not get far with standard steels; would have been too easy anyway....
Official Project Kickoff Meeting in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony20210920193119

Official Project Kickoff Meeting in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony

20. September 2021Project
In September 2021 the entire MultiKulti team came together at the ICBM in Oldenburg – in the picture from left to right:...
Sampling of sulfur spring water by University of Duisburg-Essen20210820193115

Sampling of sulfur spring water by University of Duisburg-Essen

20. August 2021Project, sampling
Samples were taken to obtain Archaea biofilm aggregates from groundwater of the Mühlbach sulfur spring in Isling near Regensburg, Bavaria....
MP Stephan Albani (CDU) at ICBM, University of Oldenburg20210723192255

MP Stephan Albani (CDU) at ICBM, University of Oldenburg

23. July 2021Project
Stephan Albani (far left), Member of the German Bundestag and Chairman of the Committee for Education, Research and Technology Assessment, visited at ICBM in July, in order to get an idea of the new joint project MultiKulti....
Sampling at Sippenau Moor by University of Duisburg-Essen20210719192051

Sampling at Sippenau Moor by University of Duisburg-Essen

19. July 2021Project, sampling
In the summer of 2021, samples were taken in the Sippenau Moor, Bavaria for molecular biological studies. Altiarchaeota were first identified in the sulfurous bog water 20 years ago....
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