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Luncheon Seminar #165: Virus in the dark ocean: From genes to ecosystem functions
2019/12/11 2657 返回上页
2019-12-16 (星期一) 11:40am-1:00pm Seminar starts at 12:00pm
Markus G. Weinbauer,Research Scientist
周隆泉楼A3-206 A3-206 Zhou Long Quan Building

【来访单位 Institution】:Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06,France    
【邀请人 Host】:张锐  Rui Zhang      【联络人 Contact】:黄迎   Ying Huang 2181571

Abstract

The dark ocean, i.e. the ocean in water depth without photoautotrophic production, is one of the largest ecosystems on Earth. Yet, our knowledge of this virus and microbe dominated ecosystem is still sparse. It is often said that we know more about the surface of the moon than about the deep sea; this is even more appropriate for the water column. Recent findings have resulted in a refinement of the role of ecosystem functions in the dark ocean such as the assessment of a significant role of viral lysis mediated carbon flow in deep sea systems. Metagenomic analysis have shown the dominance of genes associated with particle associated life styles for prokaryotes. Indeed, it has been documented for the deep-sea that large, in situ produced organic aggregates are prominent. Particle-associated life styles of prokaryotes could also explain the infectivity paradox, i.e. the finding that viral abundances and infection of prokaryotes is high in the deep-sea, although the low host density is low. The applications of new and more traditional techniques allows us now to apply an eco-system biology approach to understand the diversity and functioning of the dark ocean.

Scientific specialization:

Marine microbial ecology

Ecology of marine bacteriophages

Molecular tools in microbial ecology

Microbe-coral interactions

Effects of aerosols on the diversity and functioning of marine food webs

 

Scientific education and research positions:

•      Research Scientist. CNRS-CR1. Laboratoire d’Océanographique de Villefranche. Start: January, 2002.

•      Scientific collaborator (postdoc). EU project AIRWIN. Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, The Netherlands. 2000-2001.

•      European Union-visiting scientist (TMR grant). National Research Center for Biotechnology, AG Microbial Ecology, Germany. 1998-2000

•      Scientific collaborator (postdoc). National Research Center for Biotechnology, AG Microbial Ecology, Germany. 1996-1998.

•      Scientific collaborator (postdoc). University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute, USA. 1994-1996.

•      Dr. rer. nat., Zoology. 1994. University of Vienna, Austria.

•      Mag. rer. nat., Biology. 1991. University of Vienna, Austria.




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