14.10.2021 18:00 Uhr


18.11.2021 18:00 Uhr


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Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

Grafik zur Vortragsreihe Wissenschaft mit Wirkung

Quelle: BAM

The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a series of lectures under the general motto "Science with Impact".

Within this series and in cooperation with the FU Berlin (Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy as well as Geosciences), BAM is organising a special lecture sequence:

Microbes and Environmental Chemistry: Invisible Actors in Planetary Change

Join us for a virtual trip around the world: on six Thursdays from 14 October to 18 November, always from 4 to 6pm.

Six renowned international scientists will share their ground-breaking observations of processes on this planet.

The spotlight is on interactions of living organisms and landscapes /materials as mediators of global change in all regions of the Earth.


14.10.2021 | Prof. Dr. Todd Ehlers How Plants Shape Mountains

Chair of Geology, Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen
Currently Moore Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, USA

21.10.2021 | Prof. Dr. Liane Benning Algae darken Greenlands ice – small cells, huge consequences

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences - Head of Section “Interface Geochemistry”
Professor for Interface Geochemistry, Freie Universität Berlin

28.10.2021 | Prof. Dr. Lisa Gieg Microbes in man-made systems

Lead of geno-MIC “Managing Microbial Corrosion in Canadian Offshore and Onshore Oil Production” project
Professor (Associate), Department of Biological Sciences at University of Calgary, Canada

04.11.2021 | Prof. Dr. Friedhelm von Blanckenburg Does life drive rock weathering?

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences – Head of Section “Earth Surface Geochemistry”
Professor of the Geochemistry of the Earth Surface, Freie Universität Berlin

11.11.2021 | Prof. Dr. Antje Boetius Global change microbiology — big questions about small life for our future

Director Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research
Deputy director MARUM Centre for Marine Environmental Science (MARUM) University Bremen
Professor Max Planck Institute for Marine-Microbiology

18.11.2021 | Prof. Dr. Dirk Wagner Of survival artists and superheroes — microbial life in terrestrial extreme habitats

Director Department Geochemistry, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Head of Section “Geomicrobiology”
Professor for Geomicrobiology and Geobiology at University of Potsdam




Online via Webex


Prof. Dr. Anna A. Gorbushina
BAM & FU Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy & Geosciences

Prof. Dr. Matthias Rillig
FU Department of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy

Prof. Dr. Esther Schwarzenbach
FU Department of Geosciences

Information and registration

Further information on the lectures and on the registration will follow shortly.
You can find more lectures in our anniversary lecture series Science with Impact on