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First name:Jasmine
Last name:Berg
Country:United States
Thesis Subject:
Microbial control on Fe & S biogeochemistry at oxic/anoxic interfaces
May 2013-
PhD student
Department of Biogeochemistry, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
Oct 2011 - Mar 2013
MSc in Marine Microbiology
International Max Planck Research School of Marine Microbiology (MarMic)
Thesis: Single-cell analysis of sulfur compounds in living bacteria by Raman spectroscopy
Aug 2007 - April 2011
BA in Environmental Geoscience and Spanish
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Thesis: Microbial characterization of white mats in a hydrothermally-­
influenced, sulfur-­rich brine pool
Scientific Interests and Goals:
To understand the microbial contribution to key processes involved in Fe, Mn and S regeneration in the water column and surface sediments, with a particular focus on oxic/anoxic interfaces.
Selected Publications:
"Polysulfides as intermediates in the oxidation of sulfide to sulfate by Beggiatoa spp." (published online Nov 2013). Applied and Environmental Microbiology. http//