Personal profile:

Ms. Steffi Genderjahn

Section 5.3: Geomicrobiology

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

Building C, room 426
14473 Potsdam
Phone: +49 331 288-28819
Fax: +49 331 288-28802
e-mail: steffi.genderjahn(at)


About the person

Function and Responsibilities:

Ph.D student

Research Interests:

  • Identification and characterization of microorganisms in geobiological systems 
  • Analysis of lipid biomarkers for the reconstruction of biogeochemical processes


2012                Diploma of Biochemistry, University of Potsdam
                       "Pflanzliche und aquatische Biomarker aus Seesedimenten als Paläoklimaproxy",
                        Supervisor Dr. Dirk Sachse 

2012                 Research assistant at the University of Potsdam, Research group paleohydrology 

Since 2013        PhD Student at GFZ German Research Centre For Geosciences


Signals of climate and landscape change preserved in southern African GeoArchives