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Dr. Matthias Winkel

Section 5.3: Geomicrobiology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building F, room 357
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-28890
e-mail: matthias.winkel(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

PostDoc in the HFG junior research group MicroCene of Dr. Susanne Liebner


  • 2009 Diploma in biology (Main subject: Marine biology, minor subjects: Mircobiology and biochemistry)
  • 2010-2013 conferral of a doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in the department Microbial Ecology (MolEcol)                                                                                                                                              Topic: "Chemlithotrophic und chemoheterotrophic microorganisms in sediment- and rock-hosted hydrothermal systems"
  • since 2013 PostDoc in the department 4.5 Geomicrobiologie at the Hemholtz-Centre Potsdam - German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ)


Microbial communities of terrestrial Pleistocene and Holocene deposits ( MicroCene)
Microbial symbionts of arctic mosses ( ArcBiont)