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Dr. Sizhong Yang

Section 5.3: Geomicrobiology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building C, room 426
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-28777
Fax: +49 331 288-28802
e-mail: sizhong.yang(at)


About the person

Research Interests:

Anaerobic carbon turnover in permafrost-affected soils
Abundance/diversity of the methanogens


Since 2008
Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soils Engineering, Cold & Arid Regions Environmental & Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI), CAS

Since 2011

PostDoc Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Potsdam
Since 2012

PostDoc Helmholtz-Zentrum Potsdam, GFZ German Centre for Geosciences


2001    B. S. in Biochemistry,  Lanzhou University, China
2004    M. S. in Zoology,  Lanzhou University, China
2008    Ph.D. in Physical Geography, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences


Project involved
Microbial carbon decomposition under anoxic conditions in permafrost-affected soils of the Tibetan Plateau
Funding: BMBF (2011-2014)