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About CfG


The Center for Geomicrobiology is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation for a five-year period (2012-2017) and holds an ERC Advanced Grant. The former Center for Geomicrobiology (2007-2012) was based on a joint grant from The Danish National Research Foundation and the German Max Planck Foundation.


Currently, the Center for Geomicrobiology has a staff of 21 scientists and 10 PhD students. We are accommodated among the biologists at Aarhus University and share laboratories with the microbiologists with whom we work closely together. We also cooperate with scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen and with many other international key institutions in the field, including the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar- and Marine Research, the Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, and universities in Sweden, Germany, and the USA.

Everyday life at the Center

  • Monday morning seminars with the Microbiology Research Group: We present and discuss new results.
  • Monday morning discussion meetings at the Center: We discuss projects, theories, results and new ideas.
  • Seminar series with invited speakers joint with the Microbiology Research Group.
  • Journal Club for PhD students joint with the Microbiology Research Group.
  • Lunch and coffee breaks in the Center’s lunch-room during the day.

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