Antje Boetius is the 2012 Heinrich Hertz guest professor of the Karlsruhe University Society (KUG) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). She heads the HGF-MPG Joint Research Group on Deep Sea Ecology and Technology at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Marine and Polar Research, Bremerhaven, and the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen. In addition, she is Professor of Geomicrobiology at the University of Bremen. She will report about her research activities in two public evening presentations on June 12 and 22, 18 hrs, at the Tulla-Hörsaal (building 11.40 on KIT Campus South). Moreover, she will give a seminar for KIT students.
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