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M. Sc. Julia Mitzscherling

Section 5.3: Geomicrobiology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building C, room 420
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-28886
e-mail: julia.mitzscherling(at)

About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

PhD candidate

Research Interests:

  • microbial life in submarine permafrost
  • reconstruction and characeterization of microbial communities in different stages of degradation of submarine permafrost
  • differentiation of viable cells and fossil DNA


  • 11/2010 Bachelor of Life Sciences, specialization Molecular Biology, University of Potsdam
  • 12/2010-03/2011 internship abroad in the field Plant Molecular Biology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • 10/2013 Master of Science, Biochemistry and Molekular Biology, University of Potsdam
    • Master Thesis at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, in the Division of Biodeterioration and Reference Organisms
    • Topic: Genetic and Physiological Investigations of Ectoine Degradation in Sinorhizobium meliloti Rm1021
  • since 11/2013 PhD candidate at GFZ, German Research Centre for Geosciences


  • Microbial Communities of Terrestrial Pleistocene and Holocene Deposits (MicroCene)